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Comparative Legal Linguistics - A Book Review
Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law (2007)
  • Jaakko Husa
Abstract

Heikki Mattila’s book ‘Comparative Legal Linguistics’ (2006) deals with legal language. Clearly, language is distinctly important to the comparative study of law, something not to be ignored. Mattila proposes a new field which would combine comparative law and legal linguistics. His understanding of this field is a mixture of legal linguistics, legal semiotics, legal informatics, and legal science, in particular comparative law and partially comparative legal history. The outcome is intriguing book, with an extremely wide sweep of the world of law and legal languages, mainly European but containing many other elements too

Keywords
  • comparative law,
  • legal linguistics,
  • legal history
Disciplines
Publication Date
Winter March 1, 2007
Citation Information
Jaakko Husa. "Comparative Legal Linguistics - A Book Review" Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law Vol. 14 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jaakko_husa/15/