On the Language Features of English Contract Translation
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 2, Issue 6-2, December 2014, Pages: 1-5
Received: Aug. 31, 2014;
Accepted: Nov. 4, 2014;
Published: Nov. 12, 2014
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Yan Chen, School of Foreign Languages, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China
Dai Yun, School of Foreign Languages, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China
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Legal English emphasizes precise wording, fluent writing and abundant information. Its expression is obscure and the structure is complicated. The features of English law are widely criticized and also cause tremendous difficulties for understanding and application. English contract, a legal document which has instant effectiveness, clearly defines the responsibilities, rights and benefits of the parties, so its language is considerably different from general language. This paper seeks to analyze the lexical and syntactic features of English contract so as to better assist legal translation.
English Contract, Lexical and Syntactic Features, Translation
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On the Language Features of English Contract Translation, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Special Issue: The Sociolinguistics of a Changing World.
Vol. 2, No. 6-2,
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