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By Ahmad Abdelmoneim Youssef Masry Zidan

ISBN-10: 1443880809

ISBN-13: 9781443880800

Criminal language differs from usual language, not only in vocabulary, but additionally in its morphology, syntax, semantics and different linguistic positive aspects. This publication explores the variations in such good points, as well as investigating the outline, improvement, special gains, features, problems and difficulties of drafting felony English and Arabic texts inside of their respective felony contexts. specific recognition is given all through to the attribute gains of felony language that sometimes are typically overlooked in educational research. As such, the ebook might be of curiosity to either attorneys and linguists, and should support foster a better knowing of the gains of criminal language and the way inaccuracies may be refrained from.

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One sentence from any of these and many more such situation types would enable him/her to identify it correctly. In describing legislative writing, Bhatia (1994, pp. 136-137) states it is highly impersonal and de-contextualized, in the sense that its illocutionary force holds independently of the speaker or originator, on the one hand, and the hearer or the reader, on the other. Bhatia makes the point that since the general function of legislative writing is directive, namely to impose obligations and confer rights, and given that human nature is what it is – trying to wriggle out of obligations and to stretch rights to unexpected limits – legal draftsmen "attempt to define their model world of obligations and rights permissions and prohibitions as precisely, clearly and unambiguously as linguistic resources permit" in order to guard against human eventualities of this nature Bhatia (1994, p.

This is the case with most legal languages. Extensive use of conditions, qualifications and exceptions are the additional linguistic features of legislative language, commonly employed to express complex contingencies. These peculiar linguistic features, according to Bhatia (1994), often create barriers to the effective understanding of such writing for the ordinary reader including the translator. Thus, to be able to understand and translate legislative provisions, one is inevitably required to take into account the typical difficulties imposed by some of these factors (Bhatia 1997: 208).

They also tend to introduce excessive information load at various points in the syntax of such statements, thereby creating barriers to effective understanding of such statements. In order to be able to understand and, to some extent, translate legislative provisions, whether from one language to another or from one audience to another, one is inevitably required to take into account these difficulties. Over and above the sentence level, legal English has a number of distinctive features on the clause-level.

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