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Title: Explorations in Interlingual Legal Communication: A contrastive discourse analysis of Islamic legislative discourse and secular legislative discourse
Author: Iman Taha El-Zeiny
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Institution: Al-Azhar University
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Translation
Subject Language: Arabic, Standard
English
Abstract: This paper discusses the characteristics of legal discourse and contrastively analyzes (Arabic) shariah (Islamic Law) discourse with other legislative (Arabic and English) discourses with a view to establishing successful interlingual and intercultural legal communication. Discoursal differences between shariah and other laws are highlighted. How these differences are reflected in legal language, being the materialization of ideology and the codification of concepts, is a central point in this paper. A better understanding of Arabic shariah discourse is to bridge the gap between different languages, cultures and ideologies leading to better cognition in translation.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: In Progress


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