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Mon Oct 01 2007

Confs: Discourse Analysis/France

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        1.    Sophie Cacciaguidi-Fahy, 7th International Round Table for the Semiotics of Law

Message 1: 7th International Round Table for the Semiotics of Law
Date: 30-Sep-2007
From: Sophie Cacciaguidi-Fahy <sofiecacciaguidieircom.net>
Subject: 7th International Round Table for the Semiotics of Law
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7th International Round Table for the Semiotics of Law
Short Title: IRSL 2008

Date: 01-Jul-2008 - 04-Jul-2008
Location: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Contact: Sophie Cacciaguidi-Fahy
Contact Email: sofiecacciaguidieircom.net
Meeting URL: http://www.univ-littoral.fr/irsl2008

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Conference Overview:
We are at a significant juncture in the progress of law and semiotics, with the
first publication of the bilingual International Journal of Law and Semiotics/
Revue Internationale de Droit et Semiotique twenty years ago in February 1988.
The 2008 Round Table for the Semiotics of Law aims to investigate the work of
those who have theorised law and semiotics in ways that have helped to change,
improve our understanding of the law, its institutions, traditions and
processes; and to further the growth of the study of semiotics in the law. It is
hoped that this Round Table will provide opportunities to reflect on the key
concepts of the past, so as to better understand what the future holds for the
study of law and semiotics.

Topics to be explored include the central debates in legal semiotics and the
progress/key developments in the last decade; how we acquire knowledge in the
field including the role of different research 'approaches'; method, methodology
and epistemology in legal semiotics; the relevant contribution of different
theoretical traditions in legal semiotics; new approaches to studying legal
texts and legal discourse in different legal cultures; the promises and limits
of deconstructionism in studying the law, legal cultures; the political and/or
ideological uses of particular approaches in legal semiotics.

The Round Table will feature a keynote address by Professor Bernard Jackson,
Alliance Professor of Modern Jewish Studies and one of the early pioneers of law
and semiotics. Professor Jackson is the author of Semiotics and Legal Theory
(1985), Law, Fact and Narrative Coherence (1988); Making Sense in Law (1995);
Making Sense in Jurisprudence (1996) and Studies in the Semiotics of Biblical
Law (2000).

Selected conference papers will be published in a special annual issue of the
International Journal of Law and Semiotics / Revue international de droit et
semiotique (http://www.springer.com)

For further information on the Round Table, see:
or contact me at:

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