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Legal Terminology in Ukraine: Modern State, Main Strands and Perspectives

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National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,
Institute of Ukrainian Language of NAS


Institute of the Ukrainian Language of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Scientific journal Ukrainian Language is registered by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine as print media (Certificate: Series КВ № 12180 – 1064 ПР of January 12, 2007).

Included in the list of printed scientific specialized editions of Ukraine (Order of MES of Ukraine no528 from 12.05.2015)

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Legal Terminology in Ukraine: Modern State, Main Strands and Perspectives

Nataliia Artykutsa

Information about the author: Candidate of Philological Sciences, Senior Lecturer of the Ukrainian school of lawmaking of Legislation Institute of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, head of the program “Scientific and linguistic support for norm prescription” of the Center for Legislative Studies

e-mail: artykutsa@gmail.com.

Title: Legal Terminology in Ukraine: Modern State, Main Strands and Perspectives

Rubric: Theory and History of Terminology Slavic Terminology

Language: Ukrainian

Abstract: This article deals with a large spectre of scientific works of Ukrainian linguists and legal scholars in the sphere of legal terminology, actualizing problems of normalization and unification in Ukraine, solving language-terminological issues in modern jurisprudence. Analysing and systematizing the works of Ukrainian scientists (linguists and legal scholars) allows us to determine in which spheres legal terminology researches are conducted and will be developed further in legal terminology as a new independent scientific branch of interdisciplinary research. Author distinguishes such main ways in the development of modern legal terminology as: history (historiography) of legal terminology, theory of legal terminology, specialized legal terminology (all spheres of modern law); historical (diachronic) and historical-comparative legal terminology; systematically-structural legal terminology; gnoseological terminology, cognitive-semasiological and cognitive-discursive terminology; comparative and law terminology; functionally-stylistic legal terminology, digital and statistical legal terminology; vocabulary legal terminology; lingvodeductional (scientific-educational) legal terminology; organizational and expert legal terminology. Comparative study of the contributions made by linguists and legists in the development of these spheres gives us an opportunity to make a number of conclusions about priorities, directions of scientific interests, identify points of interest for both of them and those that are specifically interesting and lie in the competence of either linguists or legists. As a conclusion, author emphasizes the need of state planning and implementation a number of scientific and organizational measures for complex study, full lexicographical description, unification and standardization of Ukrainian legal terminology.

Keywords:  term, terminology, legal term, legal terminology, legal terminography, specialized terminology, trends of legal terminological research term, terminology system of library science and bibliographic study, thematic group, lexical-semantic group.


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