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Published: 12 September 2013

368 Pages | 15 b&w line drawings


ISBN: 9780199945153

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The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs

Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

Joanna Kopaczyk

Oxford Studies in Language and Law

  • Offers an innovative, corpus-driven approach to historical legal discourse
  • The first monograph to examine textual standardization patterns in legal and administrative texts on the basis of lexical bundles, drawn from a comprehensive corpus of medieval and early modern legal texts
  • Focuses on Scottish legal texts, which were written in the vernacular (Scots) at the time when in England such texts were still written in Latin and/or French
  • Offers a pragmaphilological outlook informed by a rigorous quantitative data collection