This investigation is an attempt to show that language is phraseological, both general language and specific language – European legal discourse in the case in point – and that text is nothing but phraseology of one kind of another. Individual words are yielded and then the clusters that these individual words create are looked at. Finally key-clusters are extracted, referencing the Lisbon Treaty against a corpus of general English (the British National Corpus was chosen as a reference corpus), thus arriving at what is the typical phraseology of European legal discourse. The importance of parallel corpora is also highlighted, providing a range of possible translation equivalents already verified by actual translation usage.

A linguistic investigation of the Lisbon Treaty / MILIZIA D. - In: STUDI SULL'INTEGRAZIONE EUROPEA. - ISSN 1970-0903. - 2(2010), pp. 455-474.

A linguistic investigation of the Lisbon Treaty

MILIZIA, DENISE
2010

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This investigation is an attempt to show that language is phraseological, both general language and specific language – European legal discourse in the case in point – and that text is nothing but phraseology of one kind of another. Individual words are yielded and then the clusters that these individual words create are looked at. Finally key-clusters are extracted, referencing the Lisbon Treaty against a corpus of general English (the British National Corpus was chosen as a reference corpus), thus arriving at what is the typical phraseology of European legal discourse. The importance of parallel corpora is also highlighted, providing a range of possible translation equivalents already verified by actual translation usage.
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