Excursions into the Nature of Legal Language
Law and Language, p. 1, 1993
66 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2011
Date Written: 1989
This article explores some of the truths on each side of the issue of whether the language of the law is a technical language and whether lawyers speak in a technical language when they speak with each other about the law. The author goes further than claiming the language of the law is technical but also sets out the consequences and limitations of such claims. The article reviews the distinction between speaking carefully and speaking technically, as well as Hart's and Caton’s views on the subject, and offers a new view.
Keywords: Language, technical language, legal language
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