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Melnichenko R.G. Legal Language: The Problem Statement

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lc.jvolsu.2021.1.9

Roman G. Melnichenko, Candidate of Sciences (Jurisprudence), Associate Professor, Leading Researcher, Institute of Law, Volgograd State University, Prosp. Universitetsky, 100, 400062 Volgograd, Russian Federation, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2496-1511


Introduction: based on the works in the field of legal technology, philology and linguistics, the paper demonstrates the social dichotomy in which, on the one hand, the importance of a special verbal form of presenting regulatory prescriptions is recognized, and on the other hand, the constant defamation, the marginalization of such a phenomenon as a “special speech of lawyers”. The task is to present the arguments to the thesis about the existence of a special legal language. Methods: the methodological framework for the study is a combination of the following methods of scientific knowledge: the hermeneutical method, the method of consistency and the method of analysis. Results: the author proposes to identify a special semiotic system – legal language. Conclusions: legal language is a special communication, thought-forming and segregation system of signs. The concepts of “legal language” and “state language” are synonymous. Each developed branch of law has its own legal dialect.

Key words: language, legal language, dialect, legal dialects, state language.

Citation. Melnichenko R.G. Legal Language: The Problem Statement. Legal Concept = Pravovaya paradigma, 2021, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 62-67. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lc.jvolsu.2021.1.9

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