The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs: Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

Joanna Kopaczyk

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Abstract

This book offers an innovative, corpus-driven approach to historical legal discourse. It is the first monograph to examine textual standardization patterns in legal and administrative texts on the basis of lexical bundles, drawing on a comprehensive corpus of medieval and early modern legal texts. The book's focus is on legal language in Scotland, where law—with its own nomenclature and its own repertoire of discourse features—was shaped and marked by the concomitant standardizing of the vernacular language, Scots, a sister language to the English of the day.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages337
ISBN (Print)9780199945153
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameOxford Studies in Language and Law
PublisherOxford University Press

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