The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-08-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Joanna Kopaczyk is Assistant Professor of History of English, Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland).

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations
List of maps
List of figures
List of tables

Chapter 1. Introduction: Scots as the language of the law

Part One: The language
Chapter 2. The language of legal texts
Chapter 3. Exploring language of the past: Context, discourse and text
Chapter 4. Repetition, fixedness and lexical bundles

Part Two: The burghs
Chapter 5. Burghs in Scottish history
Chapter 6. Living in a burgh
Chapter 7. Law and the burgh

Part Three: The legal language of the burghs
Chapter 8. EdHeW corpus material and lexical bundles
Chapter 9. The grammar of lexical bundles in early legal Scots
Chapter 10. Binomials and multinomials in early legal Scots
Chapter 11. Short bundles: functional properties
Chapter 12. Long bundles: Functional properties and standardization


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