Legal Lexicography: A Comparative Perspective

Legal Lexicography: A Comparative Perspective

by Mairtin Mac Aodha


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409454410
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/28/2014
Series: Law, Language and Communication Series
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Máirtín Mac Aodha currently works as a lawyer-linguist (working largely with the Irish language) at the Council of the European Union. From 2009 to 2012 he was employed as a legal reviser in the Legal Service of the European Commission. He is carrying out doctoral research at the Université de Strasbourg on the law dictionary and how it can be improved from the translator's point of view. He spent three years as a visiting scholar and researcher at the Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law, McGill University. He is the editor of the fourth edition of the Dictionnaire de maximes et locutions latines utilisées en droit. His research and publications are in the field of jurilinguistics.

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword, Lionel Smith; Introduction; A view of French legal lexicography - tradition and change from a doctrinal genre to the modern era, Pierre-Nicolas Barenot; The Early Modern English law lexicon, Ian Lancashire and Janet Damianopoulos; Legal lexicography: a view from the front lines, Bryan A. Garner; The challenges of compiling a legal dictionary, Daniel Greenberg; Bilingual legal dictionaries: comparison without precision?, Coen J.P. van Laer; Pour des dictionnaires juridiques multilingues du citoyen de l’Union européenne, Pierre Lerat; Principes terminologiques pour la constitution d’une base de données pour la traduction juridique, Thierry Grass; Translation and the law dictionary, Marta Chroma; Multinational legal terminology in a paper dictionary?, Peter Sandrini; Database of legal terms for communicative and knowledge information tools, Sandro Nielsen; Defining ordinary words for mundane objects: legal lexicography, ordinary language and the word vehicle, Christopher Hutton; Establishing meaning in a bilingual and bijural context: dictionary use at the Supreme Court of Canada, Mathieu Devinat; La phraséologie chez des jurilexicographes: les exemples linguistiques dans la deuxième édition du Dictionnaire de droit privé et lexiques bilingues, Patrick Forget; Inconsistencies in the sources and use of Irish legal terminology, Malachy O'Rourke; The struggle for civic space between a minority legal language and a dominant legal language: the case of Maori and English, Mamari Stephens and Mary Boyce; Index for English language chapters; Index for French language chapters.

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