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FYI: Law, Language, and Discourse - Call for contributions

Author: Wagner Anne

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics

FYI Body: Call for Contributions

Law, Language and Discourse

Editors: Anne Wagner (Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale), Jixian Pang
(Zhejiang University) & Le Cheng (City University of Hong Kong) -
Publisher: Zhejiang University Press

Submission guidelines and timeline
Expression of interest should be addressed by e-mail both to
valwagnerfr@yahoo.com and chengle163@hotmail.com

Date of submission: Abstracts of 2 pages to be submitted by 15 May 2009
Decision for authors: 15 June 2009
Full paper submission: Full papers to be submitted by 15 November 2009
Final version of selected papers: Revised and final version of paper to be
submitted by 31 January 2010
Length of chapters: between 7,500 words and 10,000 words

All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.

There is a growing interest in the theme “law, language & discourse” in the
academic field, government policy formulation and legal requirements. The
appeal of this book will show the actionable knowledge it could bring to
this field of research and practice. This book will explore the various
disciplines of law and linguistics - both oral and written.

The book will reflect the interdisciplinary nature of language and
discourse study in legal settings. The themes include:
- Theories and conceptualization of legal discourse
- Legislation, Language, and Discourse,
- Linguistic issues in courtroom,
- Language issues in legal settings,
- Semiotic analysis of legal phenomena including legal terms, legal genres.

Some of the people that have accepted to participate to this important
project are, just to name a few:
- Prof Angel Alonso-Cortés (Universidad Complutense)
- Prof Maurizio Gotti (University of Bergamo)
- Prof King Kui Sin (City University of Hong Kong)
- Prof Lijin Sha (China University of Political Sciences and Law)

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