- Year: 2010
- ISBN: 978-99912-464-5-1
- Pages: 96
- Binding: sidestapled
- Price ex. VAT BWP: 110.00
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Recent developments in studies involving the use of English for specific purposes (ESP) have given rise to exciting and fresh approaches to the study of how English may be used as a medium of communication in specialised disciplines such as law, engineering and education. Instead of taking for granted that English in such domains uses words, phrases and sentences to communicate specialised meanings, it has become necessary to teach English with a focus on how specialists use language in special disciplines to communicate special meanings.
This book provides a simple introduction to studies in legal language. It is intended to show students specific ways in which lawyers can use language. Since it is designed for students who use English as a second language, the book includes an analysis of sentence structures and their functions. This should help students develop skills in critical formal analysis of language and in understanding the meanings of utterances used in different legal or socio-legal situations.