Tags: law and language


SILVIA FERRERI
CDCT Working Paper 39-2015 / CTL 16

Starting from an analysis of the book Il diritto come discorso by Aurelio Gentili (Milan 2013), the contribution highlights a number of issues relating to the language and style of argumentation of different legal traditions in a world in which the myth of the rule-making state is in crisis and the understanding of the law requires a pluralistic and dialogic approach ..

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SILVIA FERRERI
CDCT Working Paper 33-2014 / CTL 15

Overseas, the association between “Italian and the Law” is not that apparent: an oft-repeated cliché, both in official circumstances and generally, is that the language of the law should be French, while Italian is the language of song. It’s true that the musicality of the language tends to leave a lasting impact abroad ..

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SILVIA FERRERI
CDCT Working Paper 37-2015/ELC 21

The multilingualism existing within European institutions and courts brings about a symmetrical difficulty in drafting provisions, judgements and documents that keep continuity and coherence with meaning in all the versions they are written.
This paper aims to analyse the complexity, the style and some problematic aspects of the judgements issued by, respectively, the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union, in light of the challenges presented by their translation …

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SILVIA FERRERI
CDCT Working Paper 25-2014/ELC15

The research funded by the EU Commission on Document Quality Control in Public Administrations and International Organisations has evidenced some interesting results having some contradictory features. On the one hand, we observed that the need to legislate in several languages is more widely shared than is generally supposed (India and South Africa both have to cope with many languages ..

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