Formalism in Flux
This chapter shows that the interactional order in Cantonese courtrooms is inchoate and flexible. At times, it allows litigants to bring the constitutive dispositions of everyday life into the courtroom or to deploy storytelling practices that situate their personal experiences within local contexts. The discussion considers the social demography of the Cantonese courtrooms, bilingualism and the preservation of the common law, Cantonese in the Hong Kong legal system, and cross-examination in the Cantonese courtrooms.
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