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Name: Sol  Azuelos-Atias
Institution: University of Haifa
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Homepage: http://hebrew-language.haifa.ac.il/staff/sol-azulai.html
State and/or Country: Israel   
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): Hebrew
Selected Publications: On the Incoherence of the Legal Language to the General Public. (2011) International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, 24: 41—59.
Hebrew Political Discourse. (forthcoming) Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (EHLL) – Brill, USA, Inc.
Legal Hebrew. (forthcoming) Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (EHLL) – Brill, USA, Inc..
Semantically Cued Unspoken Assumptions in the Legal Text. (2010) Journal of Pragmatics 42: 728–743.
Means of Interpretation for Identifying Attitude assimilated into the Meta-Linguistic levels. (2010) Hebrew a Living Language: Studies on Language in Cultural-Social Contexts. Vol. 5, 7-26. (Hebrew)
The Rationality of Legal Argumentation. (2009) Pragmatics and Cognition, 17 (2) : 383—401.
The Functioning of the Tense system in the Hebrew Legal Discourse. (2008) Hebrew Linguistics, 61: 7-28. (Hebrew)
The Reasonable Person – is it Reasonable? A Pragmatic and Linguistic Study. (2007) Hebrew Linguistics, 59: 7-23. (Hebrew)
Legal Causality and Criminal Intent in the Legal Discourse. (2006) International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, 19 (2): 183-205
‘The Accused’, ‘the Victim’ – Characters in the Legal Drama. (2005) Hebrew Linguistics, 56: 33-48. (Hebrew)
Discourse Markers and Characterization of Criminality of Events. (2002) Haivrit Weahyoteha 2, 3: 89-105. (Hebrew)
Announced on LINGUIST :  A Pragmatic Analysis of Legal Proofs of Criminal Intent
Courses Taught: Hebrew Grammar
Syntax of Contemporary Hebrew
The Phonology of Hebrew Language
Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Inferential Pragmatics,
Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics
Hebrew Texts Study
On the Place of Context Models in Manipulative Communication
The Functioning of the Tense System in the Hebrew Argumentative Discourse
Linguistic and Pragmatic Means for Implying Content and Attitude
Linguistic Strategies of persuasion
An Interdisciplinary approach to Hebrew Language
The Language of Legal Discourse in Criminal Courts in Israel
Text, Language, Communication and Culture
The Notion of the 'Reasonable Person' in Israeli Law – a Linguistic Analysis
Rhetoric and Argumentation in Political and Legal Speeches
'Criminal Intent' – Linguistics and Pragmatics Aspects
Interpreting the Law's Language: from the Literal to the Pragmatic Approaches
On the place of the methods of coding and of inference in natural language
On the difficulty of the general public in understanding legal language

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