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Multilingualism in Legal Contexts

  1. Xabier Arzoz

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0800

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Arzoz, X. 2012. Multilingualism in Legal Contexts. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

Abstract

Law is the most linguistic of social institutions. It cannot exist outside language: It is drafted, approved, proclaimed, administered, interpreted, and repealed through acts of language.

Keywords:

  • bilingualism;
  • government, politics, and law;
  • citizenship;
  • identity politics;
  • multilingualism