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Law Universe & Law Texts:
Challenges for Cross-Language Communication
Interdisciplinary Research Project
Brief Project Profile
Law Universe & Law Texts: Challenges for Cross-Language Communicationis a Research Project designed by the newly setup Forensic Linguistics & Cross-Language Legal Discourse Research Group. The Group primarily comprises HSE law students and postgraduates – applicants for academic or master’s degrees in law. The Group intends fostering the dialogue which will engage other faculties and departments both in the HSE and beyond.
The major goal behind the Project is doing research in an interdisciplinary field recognized internationally as Forensic Linguistics, where ‘forensic’ connotes ‘criminological & medical’ and is commonly understood within the Russian law context as ‘forensic evidence’; outside certain context-bound uses, a broader meaning of ‘forensic’ as ‘legal matters’ has evolved and is acknowledged with much lesser ‘criminological’ shading.
Typically, legal practices are tuned into nation-specific legal paradigms of those countries wherein such practices are implemented. This provokes predictable failures by alien lawyers in communicating meaningful messages in a legal language in general, and particularly in domain-specific law fields. Exploring legal paradigms for the availability of particular concepts both in the Russian and the English Legalese, each serving its own law system, appears a non-routine task.
Cross-language inconsistencies associated with the law systems under study are, in fact, entailed by dissimilar legal consciousness and distant legal cultures. This prompts Project participants engagement in researching legal lacunae, structuring the legal languages under strudy, defining legal texts parameters and types, describing legal worldview, and addressing other problematic issues abundant in legal communication – one of the major niches in the professional communities discourse.
Our 2-year Project has been implemented. The Group may undertake another project in the foreseeable future. For further details contact the Group Head,
Svetlana Vlasenko: email@example.com
The 20th NIC Symposium is organized by Tartu University, Institute of Germanic, Romance and Slavonic Languages and Literatures under the sponsorhip of The European Social Fund and the Graduate School of Linguistics, Philosophy and Semiotics of the University of Tartu
"The Magic of Innovation: New Techniques and Technologies in Teaching Foreign Languages" held in Moscow on 4-5 October 2013. The event was hosted by the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Relations (MGIMO University), and was timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the University’s School of International Relations.
10th International Congress of ISAPL. 26-29 June 2013, Moscow. The special emphasis topic of the Congress was on CHALLENGES OF INFORMATION SOCIETY AND APPLIED PSYCHOLINGUISTICS.