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Language in the Law
John Gibbons, V Prakasam, K V Tirumalesh & Hemalatha Nagarajan (Eds.)
Price : ₹ 825.00  
ISBN : 9788125026495
Language : English
Pages : 148
Binding : Hardback
Book Size : 140 x 216 mm
Year : 2004
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Territorial Rights : World
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About the Book

This book is a record of modes and practices in the use of language within the context of law. The papers in this volume not only examine the different situations that arise in legal processes, but they also unveil the inherent problems and impact of ambiguity and distortion in the uses of legal language, the consequences of cultural constraints on translation of legal texts, the power of interpreters in legal testimony and sources of complexity in legal register. The book examines the nexus between language and the law in various countries and cultures.

Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

KV  Tirumalesh was until recently Professor of Linguistics at the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad, India. 

Hemalatha Nagarajan is at present, reader at the Centre for Linguistics and Contemporary English at the CIEFL, Hyderabad.