Legal English

Author: Rupert Haigh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351371436
Category: Law
Page: 372
View: 9864
English is the dominant language of international business relations, and a good working knowledge of the language is essential for today’s legal or business professional. Legal English provides a highly practical approach to the use of English in commercial legal contexts, and covers crucial law terminology and legal concepts. Written with the needs of both students and practitioners in mind, this book is particularly suitable for readers whose first language is not English but need to use English on a regular basis in legal contexts. The book covers both written and oral legal communication in typical legal situations in a straightforward manner. As well as including chapters on grammar and punctuation for legal writing, the book features sections on contract-drafting, language for negotiation, meetings and telephone conversations. This edition contains additional troubleshooting tips for legal writing, guidance on good style, and new sections on writing law essays and applying for legal positions.

International Legal English Teacher's Book

A Course for Classroom Or Self-study Use
Author: Jeremy Day,Amy Krois-Lindner,Translegal®
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521279461
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 338
View: 1984
International Legal English Second edition is the definitive course for students who need to work in the international legal community. International Legal English Teacher's Book is an essential companion for any teacher wishing to use International Legal English Second edition in the classroom. The book offers invaluable background information about the law topics discussed, giving teachers the confidence to explore these topics with their students. The Teacher's Book guides the teacher through the exercises in the book and suggests optional consolidation activities along the way. It includes over 50 extra photocopiable activities and adds a whole new communicative dimension to the course, with lots of ideas for discussion and role-plays.

Legal English

How to Understand and Master the Language of Law
Author: William R. McKay,Helen E. Charlton
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582894365
Category: English language
Page: 188
View: 3205
'This is a much needed text on legal English. It deserves a place on the shelf of every law teacher, and should be on the reading list of all students who need to get to grips with language issues...An excellent and up-to-date book that makes the resolution of language law issues accessible and interesting.'Dr Sharon Hanson (PhD), Director of Legal Studies Programmes, Birkbeck College, University of London'This book fills a very important gap and will be gratefully appreciated by both students and teachers of legal English. It is an authoritative introduction to a field which is becoming more and more significant internationally.'David Rowson, MBE, Head of English, Bellerbys College London. Legal English is designed to assist those who wish to develop and enhance their skills in the use of the English language within a legal context, whether as a native English speaker or someone using English as a second or foreign language.

Tradition and Change in Legal English

Verbal Constructions in Prescriptive Texts
Author: Christopher Williams
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039114443
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 216
View: 7176
In this volume the author examines verbal constructions in prescriptive legal texts written in English. Modal auxiliaries such as "shall," "may" and "must" are analysed, as well as indicative tenses such as the present simple, and also non-finite constructions such as the "-ing" form and "-ed" participles. Results are based on specially compiled corpora of prescriptive texts coming from a wide range of English-speaking countries and also international organizations such as the European Union and the UN. The author also analyses the nature, extent and impact of the calls for change in legal language coming from the Plain Language Movement. Although legal language tends to be depicted as being highly conservative and unchanging, the author shows that in certain parts of the English-speaking world a minor revolution would appear to be taking place, while in other parts there is greater resistance to change.

Course of Legal English

Author: Jasna Geric
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Italia
ISBN: 8821748677
Category: Law
Page: N.A
View: 4423
L’eBook si propone come un utile e prezioso strumento indirizzato agli avvocati, commercialisti, notai, professionisti di area giuridico-economica, tecnica e specializzazioni affini per migliorare le loro capacità linguistiche di conversazione, ascolto, lettura a scrittura. La didattica si sviluppa su una varietà di argomenti legali, inclusi i contratti, la costituzione di una società, civil law versus common law, diritto societario e diritto del lavoro. STRUTTURA Reading: lettura testi. Exercises: esercitazioni scritte ed orali. Listening: ascolto con pronuncia del docente, che selezione frasi e termini di uso ricorrente. Vocabulary: nuovi termini , espressioni idiomatiche e phrasal verbs. Letter writing: scrittura di lettere professionali. Grammar: tempi verbali, verbi modali, preposizioni e congiunzioni, struttura della frase, ordine delle parole, noun + preposition combinations, if sentences, unless.

International legal English : a course for classroom or self-study use ; [suitable preparation for the International Legal English Certificate (ILEC)]. Student's book

Author: Amy Krois-Lindner
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
ISBN: 9783125342514
Page: 320
View: 6034

Legal English Communication Skills

Author: Mia Ingels
Publisher: ACCO
ISBN: 9033461129
Page: 350
View: 6953

Introduction to international legal English : a course for classroom or self-study use. Student's book

Author: Amy Krois-Lindner,Matt Firth
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
ISBN: 9783125342811
Page: 160
View: 9696

American Legal English, 2nd Edition

Using Language in Legal Contexts
Author: Debra Lee,Charles Hall,Susan Barone
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472032062
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 298
View: 6631
Students can becomve familiar with legal syntax and legal vocabulary in this introduction to basic legal information and the U.S. legal system.

Chapters on Legal English

Aspects Past and Present of the Language of the Law
Author: Risto Hiltunen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789514106156
Category: Engelska språket - Lagspråk - Historia
Page: 122
View: 6280

The Language of Company and Contract

an integrated course in legal English
Author: Sylvia Kummer
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3848252694
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 212
View: 4725
This book is an integrated course in legal English with many opportunities to practise and hone the core skills of reading, listening, writing, and speaking the language of law. This book is ideal for those who need to use legal English in their professional environment. It is designed for law students as well as everyone who needs to use legal English vocabulary in their work. Its focus remains firmly on British and American legal language throughout. Essential legal terminology, as it relates to company and contract law, is explained in a concise and engaging way. Modern teaching tools facilitate learning and practical application of the authentic language of the law.

The Legal English Course Book Volume One

Professional Legal English and Practical Skills (PLEPS Examination)
Author: Jenna Bollag,Kathrin Weston Walsh
Publisher: Lawbility Ltd.
ISBN: 3907123085
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 157
View: 7395
The publisher of the successful practical handbook The Legal English Manual (ISBN 978-3-9524737-4-0, is back with two new course books, which Lawbility has developed and applied in their Professional Legal English & Practical Skills Training since 2010: The Legal English Course Book Volume One/ Volume Two. The practical self-study material and the interactive lessons teach professional business language skills and legal terminology for its application in real-life situations. Besides that, you will be efficiently and professionally preparing yourself for the "PLEPS" Legal English Exam. Volume One contains professional language training including relevant grammar, along with practice examples, as well as an exam preparation for crash courses. Volume Two is an intensified continuation of Volume One. The team of authors is made up of Lawbility Legal English Coaches and internationally practicing lawyers, who functioned as linguists, legal experts and practitioners and have given the body of work its three emphases, namely a language focus (with examples of professional language), a legal focus (with a reference section for legal terminology) and a practical focus (application examples for professional situations). Target group Lawyers and legal practitioners who use legal English in their daily professional life, lawyers, legal employees and students in (further) education, legal specialist translators, lecturers and legal English teachers at universities and colleges. Content Volume One (10 Modules): *Professional Language in Negotiations, Presentations & Meetings *Practice Examples for Correspondence & Editing: Contracts, Letters, E-Mails, Reports, Minutes *"PLEPS" Exam Preparation Advantages at a Glance: *Course material from tried and tested legal English course concept *Teaches oral and written professional languages competences *Suitable for self-study and group lessons through different forms of training including solutions *Suitable for use in legal English courses at universities, in law firms and legal departments *Teacher's Handbook with useful methodical tips and Train The Trainer offers for lecturers available upon request ([email protected]) Date of release Volume Two: Summer 2018

Curriculum Development for Legal English Programs

Author: Halina Sierocka
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443862428
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 160
View: 703
This book provides a systematic introduction to the issues involved in designing and implementing courses of English for Legal Purposes. Each chapter highlights a different aspect of the curriculum development process, including syllabus design, taking into account the special role of needs analysis, materials development, and the question of assessing and testing languages for special purposes. In addition, the book provides a brief outline of key concepts in the methodology of English for S ...

Syntax of -ing Forms in Legal English

Author: Slávka Janigová
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631574706
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 153
View: 2125
The study is concerned with the issue of -ing forms in both the theoretical aspect (morpho-syntactic delimitation of the scalar range of -ing forms) and practical aspect (survey of their occurrence in a legal English corpus). The research concentrates on the syntactic analysis of -ing verbal nouns, gerunds and -ing participles, and is aimed to reveal the conditioning factors that influence the selection of a particular type of the nominalisations under analysis.

Legal English and translation: theory and practice

theory & practice : annotated texts and documents
Author: José Luis Sánchez Febrero
Publisher: Editorial Club Universitario
ISBN: 8484543102
Category: Law
Page: 160
View: 976
The aim of this book is to provide an easy introduction to the understanding of Legal English. The book is in four parts. In the first and second parts, a theoretical background is provided where emphasis is place on analysing the peculiar features of this variety of ESP (English for Specific Purposes). A linguistic approach (both morphological and semantical) has been adopted, although other disciplines have also been taken into account, in particular sociolinguistics. This is so because Legal English is the jargon (despectively dismissed as «legalese») of an elite whose job is the meting out of justice. The third part deals with translation but from a theoretical point of view. By making use of (mostly) pragmatic concepts. A framework has been established to account for as many meanings in the texts as possible. The fourth section contains texts and documents, as well as introductions in most cases, illustrative of the different areas of the Law (Housing Law, Criminal Law, etc). Special care has been taken to select a wide variety of texts and documents to allow readers to enjoy an overview of Legal English at work. This section is heavily annotated. These notes provide explanations and translations into Spanish of the most difficult words, expressions and concepts. We are sure that this book will be useful to both the student (of English Philology, Translation and Law) and the proffesional involved in the teaching of English, journalists, translators as well as lawyers, judges, etc.

Legal English

An Introduction to the Legal Language and Culture of the United States
Author: Teresa Kissane Brostoff,Teresa Brostoff,Ann Sinsheimer
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780379215083
Category: Law
Page: 480
View: 8270
This book acquaints readers with the two most important skills-legal research and writing-and approaches each problem and exercise from a different legal subject area. By discussing problem-solving techniques in a wide variety of topics, this book successfully increases student levels in reading and understanding legal documents.

Legal English

Author: Giuliana Garzone,Franco Miglioli,Rita Salvi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788823803107
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 539
View: 9145

Drafting Contracts in Legal English

Cross-border Agreements Governed by U.S. Law
Author: Cynthia M. Adams,Peter K. Cramer
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 1454828412
Category: Law
Page: 350
View: 3528
Written in a deliberate and concise manner, devoid of United States colloquialisms, Drafting Contracts in Legal English: Cross-border Agreements Governed by U.S. Law is designed for classroom use as well as self-study. Teaching a strategic approach and sequential steps to drafting contracts, the text includes examples and exercises based on cross-border agreements such as distribution agreements, licensing, franchises and equipment leases. Special drafting issues in cross-border agreements are also considered: choice of language clauses, choice of forum clauses, indemnification provisions, force majeure clauses, counterpart clauses, international alternative dispute resolution clauses, and the choice to opt in or out of the CISG. By providing appropriate explanations of United States law, the text increases student comprehension as suggested drafting approaches are placed in legal context. This unique guide discusses the purpose of and provides drafting tips for contract parts, contract organization and formatting, basic contract provisions, letters of intent, and the craft of reviewing and revising contracts. End-of-chapter exercises test overall comprehension and apply drafting concepts presented in the chapter. To increase the non-native speakers lexical range, vocabulary is derived from a statistical analysis of thousands of authentic contracts. To help with contract sentence structures that are challenging for non-native speakers, syntax structures are based on comparison to databases with authentic contracts. A glossary of contract terms is based on frequency counts from thousands of authentic contracts and usage in text, contextualized and cross-referenced with most common collocations.