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Language and the Law: With a Foreword by Roger W. Shuy


On Sale Now! Save 10% on the Language and the Law: With a Foreword by Roger W. Shuy by Brand: Bloomsbury Academic at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. This comprehensive introduction to Language and the Law looks at the common areas of interaction between linguistics and the legal process. Each chapter presents a language issue or problem relevant to the law. This is then examined using excerpts from cases where judges in their decisions have had to confront that particular issue. Professor Schane considers each issue both from the legal point of view and from a linguistic point of view, to show how each are relevant to each other. Issues


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This comprehensive introduction to Language and the Law looks at the common areas of interaction between linguistics and the legal process. Each chapter presents a language issue or problem relevant to the law. This is then examined using excerpts from cases where judges in their decisions have had to confront that particular issue. Professor Schane considers each issue both from the legal point of view and from a linguistic point of view, to show how each are relevant to each other. Issues covered include: * Ambiguity * Vagueness * Metaphor * Legal fiction * Presuppositions * Leading questions * Legal hearsay The book requires no previous legal or linguistic background, and all concepts and notions from the two fields are explained in a non-technical manner. This fascinating introduction to Language and the Law will be of interest to students and academics encountering this area for the first time. Student friendly features include: exercises, suggestions for further reading, glossary and excerpts from relevant cases.

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Manufacturer:Continuum
Brand:Brand: Bloomsbury Academic
Publisher:Continuum
Studio:Continuum
EAN:9780826488299
Item Weight:0.85 pounds
Item Size:0.51 x 9.21 x 9.21 inches
Package Weight:0.88 pounds
Package Size:6.14 x 0.79 x 0.79 inches

Language and the Law: With a Foreword by Roger W. Shuy by Brand: Bloomsbury Academic

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