Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15 by Michael FreemanLaw and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15 by Michael Freeman

Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

EditorMichael Freeman, Fiona Smith

Hardcover | March 21, 2013

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Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems (now available in journal format), is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline ofthought. Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice.Law and Language, the fifteenth volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the scholarship examining the relationship between language and the law. The issues examined in this book range from problems of interpretation and beyond this to the difficulties of legal translation,and further to non-verbal expression in a chapter tracing the use of sign language at the Old Bailey; it examines the role of language and the law in a variety of literary works, including Hamlet; and considers the interrelation between language and the law in a variety of contexts, includingcriminal law, contract law, family law, human rights law, and EU law.
Michael Freeman is Emeritus Professor of English Law at University College London, UK. Fiona Smith is Senior Lecturer at University College London, UK.
Title:Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15Format:HardcoverDimensions:700 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:March 21, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Michael Freeman and Fiona Smith: Introduction: Law and Language2. Robyn Carston: Legal Texts and Canons of Construction: A View from Current Pragmatic Theory3. Brian H. Bix: Linguistic Meaning and Legal Truth4. Andrei Marmor: Truth in Law5. Andrew Halpin: Language, Truth, and Law6. Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco: Claims of Legal Authorities and 'Expressions of Intention': The Limits of Philosophy of Language7. Richard Nobles and David Schiff: Legal Pluralism: A Systems Theory Approach to Language, Translation, and Communication8. Steven L. Winter: Frame Semantics and the 'Internal Point of View'9. Ross Charnock: Hart as Contextualist? Theories of Interpretation in Language and the Law10. Jan-Melissa Schramm: On Goodness and Genre: Talking about Virtue in Law and Literature11. Sebastian McEvoy: The Grin's Cat: Language, Law, and Literature12. Michael Hancher: Reading and Writing the Law: Macaulay in India13. Eric Heinze: 'Where be his quiddities now?' Law and Language in Hamlet14. Steven Cammiss: Stories in Law: Providing Space for 'Oppositionists'?15. Marco Wan: Literal Interpretation and English Precedent in Joe Ma's Lawyer, Lawyer16. Benjamin Shaer: Toward a Cognitive Science of Legal Interpretation17. June Luchjenbroers and Michelle Aldridge-Waddon: Do You Kick a Dog When It's Down? Considering the Use of Children's Video-taped Testimonies in Court18. Jonathan Herring: The Power of Naming: Surnames, Children, and Spouses19. Luna Filipovic: The Role of Language in Legal Contexts: A Forensic Cross-linguistic Viewpoint20. Hrafn Asgeirsson: Vagueness and Power-Delegation in Law: A Reply to Sorensen21. David Gurnham: Plato's Fertility Clinic: Status and Identity Rhetoric in Parenthood Disputes22. Janet Ainsworth: Silence, Speech, and the Paradox of the Right to Remain Silent in American Police Interrogation23. Anthony Amatrudo: The Consumption of Legal Language: Consuming the Law24. Catrin Fflur Huws: (Language + Law)2 = ?25. Kim Barker: MMORPGing, Law, and Lingo26. Paul S. Davies: Construing Commercial Contracts: No Need for Violence27. Claire A. Hill: Why Are Non-US Contracts Written in US Legalese? Some Preliminary Thoughts, and a Research Agenda28. Rachel Herron: The Role of Parliamentary Rhetoric in Facilitating the Racial Effect of the Section 44 Terrorism Act 2000 Stop and Search Powers29. Karen McAuliffe: Precedent at the Court of Justice of the European Union: the Linguistic Aspect30. Benedicte Sage-Fuller, Ferdinand Prinz zur Lippe, and Sean O Conaill: Law and Language(s) at the Heart of the European Project: Educating Different Kinds of Lawyers31. Simone Glanert and Pierre Legrand: Foreign Law in Translation: If Truth Be Told...32. Lorenz Kahler: First-person Perspectives in Legal Decisions33. Bencie Woll and Christopher Stone: Deaf People at the Old Bailey from the 18th Century Onwards34. Gary Watt: Rule of the Root: Proto-Indo-European Domination of Legal Language35. Penelope Pether: Necessary Violence?: Inscribing the Subject of Law