Volume 9, Issue 10 (10-2019)                   MJLTM 2019, 9(10): 0-0 | Back to browse issues page


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Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
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Legal documents are important in specialised translation. The aim of this article is twofold. On the one hand, this study conducted research of a digital corpus of 50 court judgments from England and Wales in order to establish all the extralinguistic codes that appear in England and Wales legal system. In addition, these codes are completed with another important extralinguistic element: the use of the Coat of Arms that appear in several court judgments in England and Wales.
The analysis shows that there are several differences in the extralinguistic elements within the heading of England and Wales court judgments, first section of the digital court judgments. The results support the view that the lack of codification in Common Law develops a complex diversification of use of code numbers and Coat of Arms. This article aims at describing them in order to be fully understood by researchers of several fields, such as Linguistics, Translation and Interpreting or Law.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Language assessment
Received: 2019/09/22 | Accepted: 2019/09/30 | Published: 2019/10/8