Clarity and Obscurity in Legal Language

clarity.gifThere is a call for papers for an international conference on Clarity and Obscurity in Legal Language, which will be held from 5 – 9 July 2005. The call deadline is December 2004.

This international conference will explore how the various linguistic disciplines can help us understand the nature of legal language – both oral and written – and how it might be improved and clarified. The conference will present and examine the latest research and theories, along with practical guidance on how to avoid obscurity. It will also review international efforts and projects to make legal language more understandable.

This is of obvious interest to BSL/English Interpreters working in this field, and any Deaf professional that has to work with legal translation.