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Bilingual Interpretation Rules As A Component Of Language Rights In Canada  

Michel Bastarache

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
In Canada, a few groups enjoy explicit constitutional recognition, including certain official language minorities and aboriginals. In light of the constitutional history of Canada, the ... More

Challenges To The Legal Translator  

Susan Šarčević

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
Focusing on the link between law, language, and culture, J. B. White notes that legal translation is a ‘necessarily imperfect process’. This article focuses on challenges to legal ... More

Constitutional Interpretation  

Robert W. Bennett

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
Contemporary debates about constitutional interpretation in the United States seem fixated on what is called ‘originalism’, the view that, regardless of when some constitutional issue ... More

Courtroom Interpreting  

Ludmila Stern

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article describes the concept of courtroom interpretation. Legal interpreting is a branch of interpreting conducted when speakers of different languages have to communicate in legal ... More

Fifty Years of Multilingual Interpretation in the European Union  

Cornelis J. W. Baaij

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
Both the treaties of the European Union (EU) and the secondary legislation from EU institutions are currently issued in twenty-three different language versions. Discrepancies between ... More

Legal Interpretation And The Philosophy Of Language  

Brian H. Bix

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
Law is guidance through language, whether the language of statutes, judicial decisions, constitutional provisions, contracts, or wills. It is therefore not surprising that lawyers, judges, ... More

Legal Translation  

Leon Wolff

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article explores dimensions of legal translation theory. It examines the rationale for legal translation, explores the definitional scope and linguistic properties of legal texts and ... More

Linguistic Issues in Courtroom Interpretation  

Susan Berk-Seligson

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
Court interpreting, in its broadest sense, involves the conversion of source language material into its closest target language equivalent in a legal context. The notion of legal context, ... More

Linguistic Issues in Statutory Interpretation  

Lawrence M. Solan

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
In legal systems throughout the world, legislatures write laws, and judges construe and apply them when a dispute arises over their interpretation. This article focuses on the nature of ... More

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