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The Stylistic Features of Legal English and Plain English Movement

Author LeiZuoZuo
Tutor ZhaoDeYu
School Ocean University of China
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Legal English Condensed Legal English Legal instruments CONDENSED of
CLC D90-055
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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As we all know , a long time, between the law and the general public seems there has been an insurmountable gap . Language style of a variety of laws and regulations , the provisions of the regulations often as the average person can understand . When illegal infringement of our rights interests are , we need to pick up the legal weapons to protect their vital interests will not be harmed . Therefore , the language of the law must be a clear and simple language so that everyone can be the greatest degree of understanding and applied to daily life in various infringements . Language concise trend is unstoppable. The language of the law is a long time especially as an obscure individual language . Since the 1970s , Western countries, the rise of a large-scale Plain English Campaign . The campaign to promote the the stylistic style and wording of the legislative language sentences huge change . Precise and concise language of the law will help to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the implementation of the legal instruments . In the appropriate context , to avoid the complex on Jane , by using clear and concise language to make the wording more clear , concise and persuasive . This article aims to reveal the significance of the Plain English language used in the legislative process , the legal provisions on how to improve the readability of the views set the initial proposals . By analyzing the stylistic features of the language of the law , from the vocabulary , syntactic level , the skills and methods of use of Plain English . This paper is divided into five parts . Briefly introduced in the first part of the paper is to explore several related concepts , including legal English and the Condensed legal English . The second part describes the style and stylistics , as well as from the lexical , syntactic , and discourse levels analyzed the stylistic features of the language of the law . The third part introduces the Plain English Campaign , carried out around the world , as well as critical theory Plain English . The fourth part of the main vocabulary, syntax, two recommendations . The final section summarizes the trends and significance of condensed legal English .

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