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Title: Researching Language and the Law
Subtitle: Textual Features and Translation Issues
Edited By: Davide Simone Giannoni
Celina Frade
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=430443
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 121

This volume reflects the latest work of scholars specialising in the
linguistic and legal aspects of normative texts across languages (English,
Danish, French, Italian, Spanish) and law systems. Like other domains of
specialised language use, legal discourse is subject to the converging
pressures of internationalisation and of emerging practices that
destabilise well-established norms and routines. In an integrated,
interdependent context, supranational laws, rules and procedures are
gradually developed and harmonised to regulate issues that can no longer be
dealt with by national laws alone, as in the case of the European Union.
The contributors discuss the impact of such developments on the
construction, evolution and hybridisation of legal texts, analysed both
linguistically and from the practitioner's standpoint.

Davide Simone Giannoni/Celina Frade: Introduction
- Estrella Montolío Durán: Discourse, Grammar and Professional Discourse
Analysis: The Function of Conditional Structures in Legal Writing
- Susan Kermas: English Legal Discourse and the French Continuum
- Stanislaw Gozdz-Roszkowski: Responsibility and Welfare: Keywords and
Semantic Categories in Legal Academic Journals
- Vanda Polese/Stefania D'Avanzo: Linguistic and Legal Vagueness in EU
Directives Harmonising Protection for Refugees and Displaced Persons
- Ross Charnock: Traces of Orality in Common Law Judgments
- Judith Turnbull: Harmonisation of the Law and Legal Cultures in the EU: A
Linguistic Approach
- Patrick Leroyer/Kirsten Wølch Rasmussen: Accessing Discursive Data Types
in Legal Translation Dictionaries: The Case of Sans Préjudice de
- Ángel M. Felices Lago: Axiological Analysis of Entries in a Spanish Law
Dictionary and their English Equivalents
- Christopher Goddard: Legal Linguists: As (In)substantial as Ghosts and
True Love?
- Iulia Daniela Negru: Acceptability versus Accuracy in Courtroom Interpreting
- Francisco Vigier: Legal Translation and Interpreting in the UK Today
- Rocco C. Loiacono: The Translation of Bilateral Agreements between
Australia and Italy: Linguistic or Functional?
- Cornelis J.W. Baaij: Translation in EU Legislative Procedure: A
Receiver-Oriented Approach.

The Editors: Davide S. Giannoni, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of
English at the University of Bergamo, in Northern Italy, whose Centre for
LSP Research (CERLIS) he helped establish in 1999. His research on academic
and professional genres has appeared in several international journals and
volumes and he is completing a monograph entitled Mapping Academic Values
in the Disciplines: A Corpus-Based Approach for Peter Lang. He has also
co-edited Identity Traits in English Academic Discourse (2008) and New
Trends in Specialized Discourse Analysis (2006).
Celina Frade, Ph.D., is Professor of English for Specific Purposes at the
Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has conducted
extensive research on legal English and more recently on the discourse of
international arbitration and its implications for Brazilian legal
practice. She is currently writing an introduction to legal English and a
book on reading/drafting strategies in international contracts. Her work
has been published in several volumes, including the Linguistic Insights

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): Danish
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034304436
Pages: 278
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