The Law and Language at the European Court of Justice Project

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The LLECJ project aimed to elaborate a new understanding of the development of EU law by examining the process behind the production of the multilingual jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ). This involved bringing together research fields which traditionally pay little attention to each other – linguistic theories, anthropological research methods and law. By analysing the relationship between law, language and translation in the jurisprudence of the ECJ, using methodological tools borrowed from fields outside of law, the LLECJ project has introduced a new facet to the current thinking on the development of the EU legal order.

Period23 Aug 2019

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • Title'Linguistic Precedent' in European Union Law
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletOpen Access Government
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionIn the third in a series of five articles exploring European Union (EU) law, Dr Karen McAuliffe discusses the concept of linguistic precedent in judgments of the Court of Justice
    PersonsKaren McAuliffe