By Ahmad Abdelmoneim Youssef Masry Zidan
Felony language differs from traditional language, not only in vocabulary, but additionally in its morphology, syntax, semantics and different linguistic gains. This publication explores the variations in such beneficial properties, as well as investigating the outline, improvement, particular gains, features, problems and difficulties of drafting criminal English and Arabic texts inside of their respective criminal contexts. specific realization is given all through to the attribute beneficial properties of felony language that sometimes are usually missed in educational research. As such, the e-book could be of curiosity to either attorneys and linguists, and may support foster a better realizing of the gains of criminal language and the way inaccuracies will be shunned.
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Knowing the concepts behind the terms is more important in legal translation than in other translational areas. Translation of legal texts seems to stand at the crossroads of legal theory, language theory and translation theory, as Cao writes (2007, p. 7). 44 Chapter Three Cao (2007, pp. 10-12) proposes the following communicative purposes of legal texts, and subsequent purposes of translation of legal texts: 1. Normative Purpose–prescriptive laws granting rights and imposing obligations 2.
The time span separating the two usages of this term, nearly three hundred years, has changed neither its main concept nor its superlativeness. It is only that the law has given it a significantly technical weight which the prosecution would usually endeavor to prove and the defense would either deny or downgrade to "actual", in which case the lesser charge would then carry a lesser sentence. " (Mellinkoff, 1963, pp. 453 - 454). Others have even suggested that the legal language can be reduced to English only in translation (within the same language), and consequently that the language of the law is not yet a part of English until such translation process has been achieved.
The language of law is formal. This can be explained by the fact that the law is usually written by the legislative or the judiciary. Since laws are written for application, one would assume that they should be couched in a language that is easy to understand by all. This is hardly the case, however. More often than not, laws are highly complex, both in structure and terminology or that is how they appear to be at least. Tenor of discourse is also responsible for the frequent use in legal texts of foreign words and expressions.