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:
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.