LT5513 - Language in Legal Settings

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2015/16

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to help students explore (1) the inter-relationship between language, society, and law; (2) the workings of language in legal settings; and (3) the sociolinguistic issues of language and law with special reference to the issues relating to Hong Kong in its transformation from a unilingual to a bilingual legal system.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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