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Language Ideology and Legal Bilingualism

in The Common Law in Two Voices: Language, Law, and the Postcolonial Dilemma in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761642
eISBN:
9780804772358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761642.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Drawing from in-depth interviews with judges and barristers, this chapter explains how the legal professionals' understandings of legal bilingualism are constructed through a stereotypic ... More


The Common Law in Two Voices: Language, Law, and the Postcolonial Dilemma in Hong Kong

Kwai Hang Ng

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761642
eISBN:
9780804772358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761642.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Hong Kong is one of the very few places in the world where the common law can be practiced in a language other than English. Introduced into the courtroom over a decade ago, Cantonese has ... More


Legal Bilingualism and the Postcolonial Dilemma

in The Common Law in Two Voices: Language, Law, and the Postcolonial Dilemma in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761642
eISBN:
9780804772358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761642.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter sums up the core arguments of the book and locates the story of legal bilingualism within the context of the social transition of Hong Kong from colonialism to postcolonialism. It ... More


Cantonese Courtrooms: Formalism in Flux

in The Common Law in Two Voices: Language, Law, and the Postcolonial Dilemma in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761642
eISBN:
9780804772358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761642.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter shows that the interactional order in Cantonese courtrooms is inchoate and flexible. At times, it allows litigants to bring the constitutive dispositions of everyday life into the ... More


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