The Language of Legislative Texts Legal and Philological Aspects Cover Image

Езикът на нормативните актове - юридически и филологически аспекти
The Language of Legislative Texts Legal and Philological Aspects

Author(s): Lyudmila Ivanova, Maria Yosifova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, History of Law, Philology, Philosophy of Law, Sociology of Law
Published by: Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”
Keywords: legal language; linguistic traits; legislation; text function

Summary/Abstract: The paper offers an outline of the characteristics of legal language in Bulgarian legislation documents. The necessity to focus on the linguistic traits of this kind of legal text stems from the importance of a particular subject matter which bridges the purely legal and purely linguistic bounds in an indispensable partnership aimed at the formulation of texts meeting two fundamental requirements: the specific logic of legislative texts and accessibility of information. The findings may be of interest to various addressees such as less experienced translators who lack the necessary legal background, as well as lawyers in need of cooperation with linguists for the formulation of legal texts, but also to journalists as an aid for the competent and responsible tackling of legal language.

  • Issue Year: 23/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 123-149
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Bulgarian