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Patterns of Linguistic Variation in American Legal English: A Corpus-Based Study Stanislaw Gozdz-Roszkowski

Patterns of Linguistic Variation in American Legal English: A Corpus-Based Study

Stanislaw Gozdz-Roszkowski

Published March 30th 2013
ISBN : 9781299410794
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282 pages
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Translators, law students or legal professionals who begin to deal with legal language face a bewildering variety of legal writings. Even though legal language has been examined from a multitude of perspectives, there are virtually no studiesMoreTranslators, law students or legal professionals who begin to deal with legal language face a bewildering variety of legal writings. Even though legal language has been examined from a multitude of perspectives, there are virtually no studies explicitly addressing variation in legal English in terms of recurrent linguistic patterns. This book is a first step towards filling this gap. It provides a corpus-based linguistic description of variation among several selected legal genres, including vocabulary distribution and use (keywords), extended lexical expressions (lexical bundles), and lexico-syntactic co-occurrence patterns (multidimensional analysis). The findings are interpreted in functional terms in an attempt to provide an overall characterization of the most commonly encountered types of legal language.