LINGUIST List 26.4799

Wed Oct 28 2015

Books: Speaking of Language and Law: Solan, Ainsworth, Shuy (eds.)

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Date: 15-Oct-2015
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Subject: Speaking of Language and Law: Solan, Ainsworth, Shuy (eds.)
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Title: Speaking of Language and Law
Subtitle: Conversations on the Work of Peter Tiersma
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Language and Law
Published: 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Editor: Lawrence Solan
Editor: Janet Ainsworth
Editor: Roger W. Shuy
Hardback: ISBN: 9780199334186 Pages: 328 Price: U.S. $ 74.00

Among the most prominent scholars of language and law is Peter Tiersma, a law professor at Loyola Law School with a doctorate in linguistics (co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law). Tiersma's significant body of work traverses a variety of legal and linguistic fields. This book offers a selection of twelve of Tiersma's most influential publications, divided into five thematic areas that are critical to both law and linguistics: Language and Law as a Field of Inquiry, Legal Language and its History, Language and Civil Liability, Language and Criminal Justice, and Jury Instructions. Each paper is accompanied by a brief commentary from a leading scholar in the field, offering a substantive conversation about the ramifications of Tiersma's work and the disagreements that have often surrounded it.

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng)

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