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Author Durant, Alan

Title Language and Law : a resource book for students
Published London : Taylor and Francis, 2016


Description 1 online resource (259 pages)
Series Routledge English Language Introductions
Routledge English language introductions series.
Contents Cover ; Half Title ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents ; Contents Cross-Referenced; Acknowledgements; A Introduction: Key Concepts; 1 'Legal Language' as a Linguistic Variety; 2 Historical Development of Legal English; 3 Legal Genres; 4 Participant Roles and Speech Styles; 5 Persuasion in Court; 6 Interpreting Legislative Texts; 7 The Vocabulary of Legal Power; 8 Regulation of Language Use; 9 Forensic Evidence; 10 Legal Order and Linguistic Diversity; B Development: Contemporary Approaches; 1 Linguistic Features of Legal Language; 2 Functions of Legal Language
3 Genre Analysis of Legal Discourse4 Speech in the Courtroom; 5 Linguistic Strategies Used by Lawyers; 6 Pragmatics and Legal Interpretation; 7 Legal Speech Acts; 8 Disputing 'Ordinary Language'; 9 Techniques in Forensic Linguistics; 10 Bilingual and Multilingual Legal Systems; C Exploration: Analyses and Examples; 1 Perception of Legal Language; 2 Reforming Legal Language; 3 Reading a Statute; 4 Restricted Verbal Interaction in Court; 5 Techniques in Legal Advocacy; 6 Deciding Legal Meaning; 7 Spoken and Written Performatives; 8 Misleading Language in Adverts; 9 Language Data as Evidence
10 Same Law, Different TextsD Extension: Engaging with Published Scholarship; 1 Law as a Profession of Words; 2 Making Legal Language Comprehensible; 3 The Language of Jury Trial; 4 Courtroom Language: Theory and Practice; 5 Talking the Language of Lawyers; 6 Perspectives on Legal Interpretation; 7 Understanding Legal Speech Acts and Rules; 8 Language Struggles Online; 9 Resolving Disputed Meaning in Court; 10 Bilingualism and Jury Service; Further Reading and Resources; References; Cases Cited; Glossarial Index
Summary "Language plays an essential role both in creating law and in governing its implementation, Providing an accessible and comprehensive introduction to this subject, 'Language and Law' describes the different registers and genres that make up spoken and written legal language and how they develop over time; analyses real-life examples drawn from court cases from different parts of the world, illustrating the varieties of English used in the courtroom by speakers occupying different roles; addresses the challenges presented to our notions of law and regulation by online communication; discusses the complex role of translation in bilingual and multilingual jurisdictions, including Hong Kong and Canada; and provides readings from key scholars in the discipline, including Lawrence Solan, Peter Goodrich, Marianne Constable, David Mellinkoff, and Chris Heffer. With a wide range of activities throughout, this accessible textbook is essential reading for anyone studying language and law or forensic linguistics."--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-227) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Law -- Language.
Semantics (Law)
LAW -- Essays.
LAW -- General Practice.
LAW -- Jurisprudence.
LAW -- Paralegals & Paralegalism.
LAW -- Practical Guides.
LAW -- Reference.
Law -- Language.
Semantics (Law)
Law -- Language -- Textbooks.
Form Electronic book
Author Leung, Janny HC
ISBN 9781315436241