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Title: Legal monolingualism in a multilingual state: whither bilingual legal education in Singapore?
Authors: Koh, Alan K.
Keywords: Humanities::Linguistics::Sociolinguistics::Bilingualism::Singapore
Business::Law::In South Asia::Singapore
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Koh, A. K. (2022). Legal monolingualism in a multilingual state: whither bilingual legal education in Singapore? International academy of Comparative Law (IACL)/Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé (AIDC) Congresses, 58, 267-286. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-84550-6_13
Conference: International academy of Comparative Law (IACL)/Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé (AIDC) Congresses
Abstract: Singapore is a multi-ethnic state with four official languages and a long-standing state language policy of bilingualism. Yet the world of law, legal practice, and legal education is startlingly monolingual: all legislation, legal proceedings, and formal mandatory legal training are exclusively in English. Despite efforts from the 2000s by two of three Singapore law schools at offering law courses taught in a language other than English, as well as student exchange opportunities, formidable obstacles—attributable to state language policy and economic realities—lie in the path of further development of bilingual legal education in Singapore.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/164411
URL: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-84550-6#toc
ISBN: 9783030845506
9783030845490
ISSN: 2214-6881
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-84550-6_13
Schools: Nanyang Business School 
Rights: © 2022 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: none
Fulltext Availability: No Fulltext
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