Legal English

Author: Rupert Haigh
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781859419502
Category: Law
Page: 250
View: 8255
This book, written by an experienced English lawyer, is a comprehensive and highly practical handbook, which focuses on English for legal communication.

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: 1993
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.

Legal English Communication Skills

Author: Mia Ingels
Publisher: ACCO
ISBN: 9033461129
Page: 350
View: 4476

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: 8570

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: 3499
'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.

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: 8014

Curriculum Development for Legal English Programs

Author: Halina Sierocka
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443862428
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 160
View: 5651
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: 1535
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.

Course of Legal English

Author: Jasna Geric
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Italia
ISBN: 8821748677
Category: Law
Page: N.A
View: 3796
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 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: 8653
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.

The Legal English Manual

Handbook of Legal Terms and Practical Scenarios for Written and Spoken Legal Language
Author: Alison Wiebalck,Richard Norman,Clemens von Zedtwitz,Kathrin Weston Walsh
Publisher: Helbing & Lichtenhahn
ISBN: 9783719034238
Page: 179
View: 8199
Das Legal English Manual ist das Handbuch für "Proficiency in Legal English". Es enthält professionelle Rechtssprache, englische juristische Fachterminologie und Anwendungsbeispiele für den Berufsalltag. Es unterstützt Juristen, Anwälte und angehende Praktiker, in englischsprachigen Berufssituationen ihre Fachwissen sicher und kompetent einzusetzen. Das Werk ist unter der Federführung von Lawbility ( und unter Berücksichtigung der Terminologie-Datenbank der Bundesverwaltung Termdat entstanden. Das Autorenteam setzt sich aus Legal English Coaches zusammen, die dem Werk als Linguisten, Rechtsexperten und Praktiker einen Sprachfokus (mit Beispielen der Berufssprache), Rechtsfokus (Fachsprache zum Nachschlagen) und Praxisfokus (Anwendungsbeispiele in Berufssituationen) gegeben haben.

Comparative Legal Linguistics

Author: Heikki Mattila
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409493164
Category: Law
Page: 364
View: 4257
The language of law reflects the overlapping, competing and co-existing nature of legal discourse: its form both the product of its linguistic history and a response to the fluidity of legal culture. This book examines legal language as a language for special purposes, evaluating the functions and characteristics of legal language and the terminology of law. Using examples drawn from major and lesser legal languages, it examines the major legal languages themselves, beginning with Latin through German, French and English. Each chapter includes a historical overview of the growth of the language, its international use, its coherence in the various countries using it and its relationship to cognate legal languages. Where relevant, the characteristics of legal cultures are described to explain the features of the legal language. The work will be a valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners in the areas of comparative law, legal theory, semiotics, and linguistics.

Legal Language and the Search for Clarity

Practice and Tools
Author: Anne Wagner,Sophie Cacciaguidi-Fahy
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039111695
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 493
View: 4038
This interdisciplinary collection with contributions in English and French explores how the various disciplines of law and linguistics appreciate and work towards improving the nature of clarity and obscurity in legal language. For the first time, it brings together legal academics and practitioners, jurilinguists and linguists from the common law and civil law with the specific aim to understand the complex nature, practice and tools of clarity and obscurity in legal drafting. Topics addressed include how the Clarity framework has been put into practice through the use of plainer language, better comprehensibility, readability and access to legal or administrative texts. In an attempt to reflect the more recent development of the Clarity-Obscurity debate, the editors have also focused on the use of specific instruments to respond to the problems raised by obscurity to improve clarity. Cette collection interdisciplinaire offrant des contributions en anglais et en francais, explore comment les diverses disciplines du droit et de la linguistique apprehendent et visent a perfectionner la nature de la clarte et de l'opacite du discours juridique. Cet ouvrage rassemblant pour la premiere fois, des universitaires et professionnels du droit, des jurilinguistes et linguistes de la common law and et du droit civil, propose de decouvrir la nature complexe, les pratiques et outils de la clarte et de l'opacite utilises en redaction juridique. Les questions abordees examinent la mise en pratique de la clarte juridique au travers de l'utilisation de la langue courante, une meilleure lisibilite, comprehensibilite et acces aux textes juridiques et administratifs. Dans le but de refleter l'actualite du debat Clarte-Opacite du discours juridique, les editrices se sont egalement concentrees sur l'utilisation des outils et methodes les plus recents et utilises pour resoudre les difficultes soulevees par l'opacite des langues du droit et ainsi ameliorer la transparence du discours juridique."

The Legal English Manual

Handbook for Professional Legal Language and Practical Skills
Author: Kathrin Weston Walsh
Publisher: Lawbility Ltd.
ISBN: 395247374X
Category: Law
Page: 285
View: 512
This practical handbook provides a comprehensive overview of professional legal language and practical skills. Prepared by native English-speaking lawyers, the book includes professional legal English terminology, practice-oriented examples and sample documents for use in your daily practice. Structured to provide a legal focus, a language focus as well as a practical focus, it helps you apply your professional legal expertise competently in various English-language situations.

Drafting legal documents in plain english-Guida pratica alla redazione di documenti legali in inglese

Author: Barbara J. Steadman
Publisher: Giuffrè Editore
ISBN: 8814184771
Category: Law
Page: 270
View: 2095

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: 697
Students can becomve familiar with legal syntax and legal vocabulary in this introduction to basic legal information and the U.S. legal system.

Introduction to legal English

an introduction to legal terminology, reasoning, and writing in plain English
Author: Mark E. Wojcik,International Law Institute (Washington, D.C.)
Publisher: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 475
View: 5186

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: 9328
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
Author: 日向清人
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9784766414493
Page: 249
View: 1158