Publication details [#64598]

Chan, Clara Ho-yan. 2018. Hong Kong bilingual legislation and plain language drafting: A communicative approach. Multilingua 37 (6) : 681–700.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This article presents law drafting techniques, particularly in Chinese, that strive for raising the fluency and legibility of Hong Kong bilingual legislation. The paper is based on the plain language guide published by the Department of Justice of Hong Kong in 2012, with the aim of aiding the topical legislation to meet the guidelines.