OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law

ISBN : 9780199572120

Price(incl.tax): 
¥18,260
Author: 
Lawrence M. Solan; Peter M. Tiersma
Pages
664 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
175 x 253 mm
Pub date
Mar 2012
Series
Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics
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This book provides a state-of-the-art account of past and current research in the interface between linguistics and law. It outlines the range of legal areas in which linguistics plays an increasing role and describes the tools and approaches used by linguists and lawyers in this vibrant new field. Through a combination of overview chapters, case studies, and theoretical descriptions, the volume addresses areas such as the history and structure of legal languages, its meaning and interpretation, multilingualism and language rights, courtroom discourse, forensic identification, intellectual property and linguistics, and legal translation and interpretation. Encyclopedic in scope, the handbook includes chapters written by experts from every continent who are familiar with linguistic issues that arise in diverse legal systems, including both civil and common law jurisdictions, mixed systems like that of China, and the emerging law of the European Union.

Index: 

PART I: LEGAL LANGUAGE
PART II: THE INTERPRETATION OF LEGAL TEXTS
PART III: MULTILINGUALISM AND TRANSLATION
PART IV: LANGUAGE RIGHTS
PART V: LANGUAGE AND CRIMINAL LAW
PART VI: COURTROOM DISCOURSE
PART VII: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
PART VIII: IDENTIFICATION OF AUTHORSHIP AND DECEPTION
PART IX: SPEAKER IDENTIFICATION

About the author: 

Peter Tiersma was the Hon. William Matthew Bryne Professor of Law at Loyola Law School of Los Angeles from 2009 until his death in 2014. He had a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of California, San Diego, and a J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley. His books include Legal Language (1999) and Parchment, Paper, Pixels: Law and the Technologies of Communication (2010).; Lawrence Solan is the Don Forchelli Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition at Brooklyn Law School. He is on the editorial board of The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law and the author of Language and Judges (1993).

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