The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law

EditorPeter M. Tiersma, Lawrence M. Solan

Paperback | January 21, 2016

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law by Peter M. Tiersma
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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 language, its meaning and interpretation, multilingualism and language rights, courtroom discourse, forensic identification, intellectual property and linguistics, and legal translation and interpretation. Encyclopaedic in scope, the handbook includes chapters written by experts from every contentint 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.
Peter M. Tiersma was the Hon. William Matthew Byrne 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, Pa...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of Language and LawFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:664 pages, 9.69 X 6.73 X 0 inShipping dimensions:664 pages, 9.69 X 6.73 X 0 inPublished:January 21, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019874496X

ISBN - 13:9780198744962

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