Law and Language

Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199673667
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Law and Language, the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series, contains a broad range of essays by scholars interested in the interactions between law and language. This volume examines the themes of truth in language and the law, and the role of language in different areas of law, including contract and criminal law.

Law and Language

Author: Harold J. Berman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110703342X
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Berman's long-lost tract shows how properly negotiated, translated and formalised legal language is essential to fostering peace and common understanding.

The Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics

Author: Anne Barron
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317362578
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The Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics provides a state-of-the-art overview of the wide breadth of research in pragmatics. An introductory section outlines a brief history, the main issues and key approaches and perspectives in the field, followed by a thought-provoking introductory chapter on interdisciplinarity by Jacob L. Mey. A further thirty-eight chapters cover both traditional and newer areas of pragmatic research, divided into four sections: Methods and modalities Established fields Pragmatics across disciplines Applications of pragmatic research in today’s world. With accessible, refreshing descriptions and discussions, and with a look towards future directions, this Handbook is an essential resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in pragmatics within English language and linguistics and communication studies.

The Language of Law

Author: Andrei Marmor
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191023957
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The close connection between philosophy of language and philosophy of law has been recognized for decades through the work of many influential legal philosophers. This volume brings recent advances in philosophy of language to bear on contemporary debates about the nature of law and legal interpretation. The book builds on recent work in pragmatics and speech-act theory to explain how, and to what extent, legal content is determined by linguistic considerations. At the same time, the analysis shows that some of the unique features of communication in the legal domain - in particular, its strategic nature - can be employed to put pressure on certain assumptions in philosophy of language. This enables a more nuanced picture of how semantic and pragmatic determinants of communication work in complex and large-scale systems such as law. Chapters build on explanations of key elements of statutory language, such as the distinction between what is said and what is implicated, the possibility of ascribing truth-values to legal prescriptions and the structure of legal inferences, the various forms of vagueness in the law, the distinctions between vagueness, ambiguity, and polysemy in legal language, and the distinction between concept and conceptions, mostly in the context of constitutional interpretation. The book demonstrates that paying close attention to the kind of speech acts legal directives are, and how they determine the content of the law, enables a better understanding of the boundaries between normative and linguistic determinants of legal content.

Observing Law through Systems Theory

Author: Richard Nobles
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782250115
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This book uses Niklas Luhmann's systems theory to explore how the legal system operates as one of modern society's subsystems. The authors demonstrate how this theory alters our understanding of some of the most important and controversial issues within law: the nature of judicial communication and legal argument; the claim that it can be right to disobey law; the character of legal pluralism and globalisation; time and its construction within law; the significance of the rule of law and human rights and the role of appeals to, and within, law. Systems theory enables the authors to demonstrate how the legal system observes its own operations through its own communications, and how this contrasts with the manner in which law is observed by other systems such as the media and politics. In this context the authors explore the constraints imposed by systems, in particular the legal system, upon the individuals who participate in them.

Law and Global Health

Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199688990
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Law and Global Health is the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series. It contains a broad range of articles from scholars and public health experts dicussing the interaction between law and public health in low-, middle- and high-income countries.

Law and Anthropology

Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019958091X
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Law and Anthropology, the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the state of law and anthropology scholarship today. Focussing on the inter-connections between the two disciplines it also includes case studies from around the world.

Law and Childhood Studies

Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191639524
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 Univesity College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. 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 Childhood Studies, the fourteenth volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the state of law and childhood studies scholarship today. Focussing on the inter-connections between the two disciplines, it addresses the key issues informing current debates.

Law and Neuroscience

Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019959984X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems, is based upon an annual colloquium held at Univesity College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. 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 Neuroscience, the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the state of law and nueroscience scholarship today. Focussing on the inter-connections between the two disciplines, it addresses the key issues informing current debates.

Current Legal Problems 2010

Author: George Letsas
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199602581
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Transition to Journals From Volume 63, Current Legal Problems will be available as online only, print only, or combined print and online subscriptions from Oxford Journals. The Current Legal Problems archive is available immediately from January 2011. Customers wishing to take out a subscription can do so by clicking through to the yearbook's journal page: http://clp.oxfordjournals.org Current Legal Problems will benefit from a number of additional features made possible by online publication: Publish ahead of print - Articles will appear online throughout the year, granting subscribers immediate access to the latest developments in both HTML and PDF formats, without needing to wait for the print volume Email alerts - Anyone can sign up to receive Current Legal Problems content alerts - both of the annual volume and of content published throughout the year Searchable archive - The entire archive back to 1996 will be made available to Current Legal Problems subscribers The Current Legal Problems lecture series and annual volume was established around 60 years ago at the Faculty of Laws, University College London, and has long been recognized as a major reference point for legal scholarship. The continuing strength of Current Legal Problems is its representation of a broad range of legal scholarship opinion, theory, methodology, and subject matter, with an emphasis upon contemporary developments of law. Contributions to the 63rd volume in the series include a discussion on the human rights of children, the difficulties of social welfare in Europe, and the role of the Human Rights Act post 9/11. Other chapters address subjects as diverse as the law of trusts, international trade regulation in the WTO, and UK corporate law reform.