Author Ng, Kwai Hang
Title The common law in two voices : language, law, and the postcolonial dilemma in Hong Kong / Kwai Hang Ng
Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2009
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  KNQ9335 .N46 2009    AVAILABLE    30660020042508
 人文社會聯圖  KNQ9335 .N46 2009    AVAILABLE    30610020362000
Descript xxiii, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-317) and index
The challenge of legal bilingualism in Hong Kong -- Juridical formalism and the mechanism of legal rearticulation -- The practices of English and Cantonese in colonial Hong Kong -- English courtrooms in Hong Kong : the haven of formalism -- Marshaling the legal boundaries : court interpreters and juridical formalism -- Cantonese courtrooms : formalism in flux -- Language ideology and legal bilingualism -- Institutional adaptation to legal bilingualism -- Legal bilingualism and the postcolonial dilemma
Subject Conduct of court proceedings -- China -- Hong Kong -- Language
Law -- China -- Hong Kong -- Language
English language -- Social aspects -- China -- Hong Kong
Cantonese dialects -- Social aspects -- China -- Hong Kong