En La Tierra Del Ciego, El Tuerco Es Rey: Problems With Current English-Spanish Legal Dictionaries, and Notes Toward a Critical Comparative Legal Lexicography

Law Library Journal, Vol. 100, p. 251, 2008

Legal Information & Technology eJournal

Rutgers School of Law-Newark Research Papers No. 016

28 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2009

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Dennis Kim-Prieto

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers Law School

Date Written: April 7, 2007

Abstract

In the past 10 years more than 30 English-Spanish legal dictionaries have been published. In reaction to the wide variations with respect to the quality of these dictionaries, this article attempts to articulate the beginnings of a rubric for the evaluation English-Spanish legal dictionaries, borrowing from Bryan Garner's work with of legal dictionaries, then turning to the literature evaluating bilingual dictionaries. The article concludes with an annotated bibliography of major titles in this narrow, but increasingly significant, field.

Keywords: bilingual legal dictionaries, reference tools, comparative legal reference

JEL Classification: K49, Z00

Suggested Citation

Kim-Prieto, Dennis, En La Tierra Del Ciego, El Tuerco Es Rey: Problems With Current English-Spanish Legal Dictionaries, and Notes Toward a Critical Comparative Legal Lexicography (April 7, 2007). Law Library Journal, Vol. 100, p. 251, 2008; Legal Information & Technology eJournal ; Rutgers School of Law-Newark Research Papers No. 016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=978943 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.978943

Dennis Kim-Prieto (Contact Author)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers Law School ( email )

Newark, NJ
United States

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