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Journal Title: International Journal for the Semiotics of Law
Volume/Issue:   26/2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: DOI: 10.1007/s11196-012-9271-z
Title: Eating Peas with One’s Fingers: A Semiotic Approach to Law and Social Norms
Author(s): Bryan H. Druzin
pages: 257-274

DOI: 10.1007/s11196-012-9292-7
Title: A Biosemiotic Body of Law: The Neurobiology of Justice
Author(s): Gail Bruner Murrow, Richard W. Murrow
pages: 275-314

DOI: Richard W. Murrow (Corresponding author)
Title: Creating Legal Subjectivity Through Language and the Uses of the Legal Emblem: Children of Law and the Parenthood of the State
Author(s): Despina Dokoupilova
pages: 315-339

DOI: 10.1007/s11196-012-9273-x
Title: The Gravity of Steering, the Grace of Gliding and the Primordiality of Presencing Place: Reflections on Truthfulness, Worlding, Seeing, Saying and Showing in Practical Reasoning and Law
Author(s): Oren Ben-Dor
pages: 341-390

DOI: 10.1007/s11196-012-9288-3
Title: Law’s Capacity for Vagueness
Author(s): Doris Liebwald
pages: 391-423

DOI: 10.1007/s11196-012-9277-6
Title: Law and Its Rhetoric of Violence
Author(s): Anél Boshoff
pages: 425-437

DOI: 10.1007/s11196-012-9296-3
Title: Violence in Fascist Criminal Law Discourse: War, Repression and Anti-Democracy
Author(s): Stephen Skinner
pages: 439-458

DOI: 10.1007/s11196-013-9315-z
Title: Revelation and Rhetoric: A Critical Model of Forensic Discourse
Author(s): Chris Heffer
pages: 459-485

DOI: 10.1007/s11196-012-9293-6
Title: Vagueness in Progress: A Linguistic and Legal Comparative Analysis Between UN and U.S. Official Documents and Drafts Relating to the Second Gulf War
Author(s): Giuseppina Scotto di Carlo
pages: 487-507

DOI: 10.1007/s11196-012-9274-9
Title: Legal Causes and Council in Reproductive Health
Author(s): Naira Roland Matevosyan
pages: 509-529

DOI: 10.1007/s11196-011-9226-9
Title: Susan Petrilli (ed): Signifying and Understanding: Reading the Works of Victoria Welby and the Signific Movement
Author(s): Marco Wan
pages: 531-533

DOI: 10.1007/s11196-012-9258-9
Title: Audun Kjus: Stories at Trial, Translated from the Norwegian by John C. Anthony
Author(s): Bryna Bogoch
pages: 535-538

DOI: 10.1007/s11196-010-9193-6
Title: Recent Publications
Author(s): Jacques de Ville
pages: 539-541
Publisher: Springer
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Philosophy of Language
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English
German
 
LL Issue: 24.3639