Legislative provisions in context: a linguistic approach

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Abstract

The paper takes into consideration legislative provisions from a linguistic point of view. It applies tests of language in a number of texts belonging to the common law drafting practice to ascertain a loss of conceptual focus by legislative drafters and concludes that linguistics can provide a method by which drafters can assess the effectiveness of their draft.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-115
Number of pages15
JournalStatute Law Review
Volume37
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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  • Law

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