Gbs preview button

Chinese language in law : code red

Cao, Deborah, 1962- author

Publication Details Click to collapse Cite/Export

  • Creator Deborah Cao
  • Format Books
  • Publication Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
  • Physical Details
    • xii, 201 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 1498503950, 9781498503952, 9781498503969, 1498503969
  • OCLC ocn995273441

Summary

  • "'Chinese Language in Law: Code Red' explores some of the intricacies, dilemmas, and idiosyncrasies of the Chinese language used in the legal context, analyzing linguistic matters in both monolingual Chinese context and cross-linguistically when Chinese and English are compared. It investigates the linguistic and cultural landscape through an examination of a number of keywords and linguistic usage associated with Chinese law."--Back cover.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Linguistic dimensions in Chinese law : problems and perspectives -- Keywords of law -- Doing justice linguistically -- Yuan : injustice as a keyword -- Linguistic and cultural meanings of rights in Chinese -- Legal speech acts and chinese legislative performatives -- Is the Chinese legal language more ambiguous and vague