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Tracing Linguistic Management through Time: Law as a Lens

Janny H.C. Leung

in Shallow Equality and Symbolic Jurisprudence in Multilingual Legal Orders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190210335
eISBN:
9780190210359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190210335.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter offers a historical account of how polities have operated in a linguistically diverse society. Although societal multilingualism has been commonplace throughout human civilization, ... More


Shallow Equality and Symbolic Jurisprudence in Multilingual Legal Orders

Janny H.C. Leung

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190210335
eISBN:
9780190210359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190210335.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book offers a critical perspective to the proliferation of official multilingualism in the contemporary world. Through diachronic and synchronic comparisons, it shows that official ... More


Interpreting Multilingual Legislation: The Limits of Language and the Certainty of Uncertainty

Janny H.C. Leung

in Shallow Equality and Symbolic Jurisprudence in Multilingual Legal Orders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190210335
eISBN:
9780190210359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190210335.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses the intricacies of interpreting multilingual legal texts. Multiplicity of legal languages potentially amplifies linguistic indeterminacy, which in turn contributes to legal ... More


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