This module introduces the fields of Legal Linguistics and Global Legal Languages, looking at a number of different legal global variables through a linguistic lens and highlighting essential study skills.

Legal English and Global Affairs

8 hours

Part One: THEORETICAL OVERVIEW

Law, English and Globalisation:

  • From Law and Linguistics to Legal Linguistics;
  • Globalisation and Legal Languages;
  • Global Legal Languages;
  • Economics and Globalisation: Legal Pragmatics and Semantic Change.

 

Part Two: LEGAL GLOBAL VARIABLES AND LANGUAGE

  • International and Transnational Actors;
  • Good Governance;
  • Domination and Conditionalities;
  • Legal Systems of the World;
  • Climate Change and Mobility;
  • Diglossia(s): EU English/Islamic Finance.

Part Three: PATTERNS OF LEGAL GLOBALITIES

  • Law and Development;
  • Law and Finance;
  • Convergence of Laws;
  • Outcomes: Financial Domination.

 

Part Four: STUDY SKILLS: 

  • Law, Language, and Indicators;
  • Leximetrics;
  • Measuring the law. Some examples.
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