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English Courtrooms in Hong Kong: The Haven of Formalism

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/9780804761642.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents a detailed ethnographic account of juridical formalism in the English language courtrooms of Hong Kong. It describes the myriad of linguistic possibilities in English and ... More


The Challenge of Legal Bilingualism in Hong Kong

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/9780804761642.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explains why legal bilingualism in Hong Kong means far more than the introduction of another language into the legal system. It describes what happens in Cantonese and English ... More


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