The curious case of legal translation

  title={The curious case of legal translation},
  author={Eleanor Cornelius},
  journal={Literator: Journal of literary criticism, comparative linguistics and literary studies},
  • E. Cornelius
  • Published 22 June 2011
  • Law
  • Literator: Journal of literary criticism, comparative linguistics and literary studies
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