Legal Terminology (trilingual edition) – Criminal Law, Procedure and Evidence

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28 Nov 2019

Legal Terminology (trilingual edition)

Criminal Law, Procedure and Evidence
Isigama Sasemthethweni: Umthetho Wolwaphulo-Mthetho, Wenkqubo Nobungqina
Regsterminologie: Straf-, Strafproses- En Bewysreg

About this publication:

Legal language, or ‘legalese’ as it is sometimes called, is a language that many people find hard to understand. This is because some of the words and phrases that lawyers and other legal experts use do not form part of regular everyday communication. However, when these experts speak and write using unfamiliar language it is often because they must: ‘ordinary’ language cannot properly or accurately describe the often-complex concepts and issues involved.

This dictionary bridges the gap between the world of everyday language and the world of legal language. Users can access over 20 000 legal words, each of which is explained in plain English for the benefit of people without a legal background, as well as legal practitioners, law students and other members of the legal profession.

The dictionary deals with the areas of criminal law, criminal procedural law and law of evidence, and is aimed at familiarising users with the use of legal language in a number of settings, including the courtroom. A trilingual publication, this English–isiXhosa-Afrikaans dictionary also contains a useful list of Latin terms and phrases, together with explanatory notes, as a centre insert. Synonyms, homonyms and polysemes are identified and explained, and the dictionary provides guidance on the use of abbreviations and how to cross-reference lemmas (headwords).

Contents include:

  • Explanatory notes
  • Part I: isiXhosa-English-Afrikaans
  • Part II: English-isiXhosa-Afrikaans
  • Part III: Afrikaans-English-isiXhosa

Of interest and benefit to:

  • Legal practitioners
  • Interpreters
  • Translators
  • Legislative drafters
  • Law students

General information:

  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication date: 6 September 2019
  • Author: Centre for Legal Terminology in African Languages
  • Format: Soft cover
  • Language: English, isiXhosa, Afrikaans
  • ISBN: 978 1 4851 2830 4
  • Estimated extent: 1456 pages
  • Retail price: R1,950
    (Price includes 15% VAT and is valid until 31 December 2019. Excludes courier delivery.)

Click here to purchase your copy.

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(This article is provided for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. For more information on the topic, please contact the author/s or the relevant provider.)
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