By Ahmad Abdelmoneim Youssef Masry Zidan

ISBN-10: 1443880809

ISBN-13: 9781443880800

Criminal language differs from usual language, not only in vocabulary, but in addition in its morphology, syntax, semantics and different linguistic positive factors. This e-book explores the variations in such good points, as well as investigating the outline, improvement, certain positive aspects, features, problems and difficulties of drafting felony English and Arabic texts inside their respective felony contexts. specific consciousness is given all through to the attribute good points of felony language that typically are usually overlooked in educational research. As such, the e-book could be of curiosity to either legal professionals and linguists, and may aid foster a better realizing of the gains of criminal language and the way inaccuracies might be shunned.

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16-18) classify legal lexis as follows: 1. Functional items – grammatical words and phrases that have no direct referents either in reality or conceptual; 2. Symbolic (or representational) items – all the terms that refer to things or ideas in the world of reality. This group can be further divided into: purely technical terms, semi-technical terms and shared, common or "unmarked" vocabulary a) Purely technical terms: terms, found exclusively in the legal sphere, that have no application outside.

However, the translation commission can contribute significantly to the quality and functionality of the translation by providing the translator with information about the intended target-text functions, addressees, the prospective time, place and motive of production and reception of the text. (Nord, 1997, p. 137). One of the primary tasks of the translator is to produce a text that can be interpreted and applied as intended by the legislator. Legal translators must strive to produce a text that expresses the intended meaning and achieves the legal effects intended by the author.

In order to pursue precision, an adverbial element is often placed in a peculiar position. This can be seen in one of the examples from Crystal & Davy (1969, p. 204), "a proposal to effect an assurance with the Society" is described in legal language as "a proposal to effect with the Society an assurance". The placement of the prepositional phrase between the verb and the object is odd in ordinary language, but it clarifies that "with the Society' is solely modifying the verb "effect", but not the noun "assurance".

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