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Language and the Law

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Language and the Law by Sanford A. Schane
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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.

Author Biography

Sanford Schane is Research Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, San Diego, USA. Roger W. Shuy is Distinguished Research Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus, Georgetown University, USA.
Release date NZ
October 9th, 2006
Contributor
Foreword by Roger W. Shuy
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
240
Dimensions
156x234x12
ISBN-13
9780826488299
Product ID
1675780

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