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Easy-to-read legal texts as a means of FACILITATING the cognitive accessibility of legal language


Authors:
Radomira Videva International Courses of the University of Salamanca, Spain

Pages: 261-270
DOI: https://doi.org/10.54664/ECUQ7694

Abstract:

The aim of this article is to examine the easy-to-read legal texts as a means of facilitating the cognitive accessibility of legal language. We begin our study by presenting the characteristics that make the legal language difficult to understand for its addressees non-jurists. Later, the applicability of easy-to-read version to different types of legal texts is considered. Finally, the author proposes a set of practical guidelines on the application of this method in the field of use of the legal language, which are illustrated with examples of foreign experience in thе area.

Keywords:

legal language; cognitive accessibility; easy-to-read legal texts

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