By Ahmad Abdelmoneim Youssef Masry Zidan
Felony language differs from usual language, not only in vocabulary, but additionally in its morphology, syntax, semantics and different linguistic positive factors. This e-book explores the variations in such positive aspects, as well as investigating the outline, improvement, specific good points, features, problems and difficulties of drafting criminal English and Arabic texts inside their respective criminal contexts. specific realization is given all through to the attribute positive factors of felony language that typically are typically overlooked in educational research. As such, the e-book may be of curiosity to either legal professionals and linguists, and may aid foster a better figuring out of the positive factors of felony language and the way inaccuracies might be shunned.
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The superlativeness of "grievous" is obvious in this charge as it was in Mark Anthony's "And "grievously" hath Caesar answered it" (William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar; Act 3 Scene 2). The time span separating the two usages of this term, nearly three hundred years, has changed neither its main concept nor its superlativeness. It is only that the law has given it a significantly technical weight which the prosecution would usually endeavor to prove and the defense would either deny or downgrade to "actual", in which case the lesser charge would then carry a lesser sentence.
The normative language of law derives from the fact that law has the basic function in society of guiding human behavior and regulating human relations. Law is distinguished from most other types of human institutions. Consequently, the language used in law to achieve its purpose is predominantly prescriptive, directive and imperative. Laws are written in a language the function of which is not just to express or convey knowledge and information, but also to direct, influence or modify people's behavior, whether it be a legal enactment, judicial pronouncement or a contract.
Tiersma (1999) defined a list of semantically related words as legal synonym. An example is "rest", "residue" and "remainder". In addition to the ancient words, technical words with specific meanings, which are called terms of art, are used in law as well as other specialized fields. An example is "felony"5. Similar to terms of art, argot is Description of Legal Language and Legal Translation 41 also used. The difference between terms of art and argot is that argot is a specialized vocabulary exclusively used among in-group people whereas terms of art are the specialized vocabulary used by both specialists and non-specialists.
A Linguistic Analysis of Some Problems of Arabic-English Translation of Legal Texts, with Special Reference to Contracts by Ahmad Abdelmoneim Youssef Masry Zidan