LINGUIST List 32.3023

Fri Sep 24 2021

Books: Legal Meanings: Giltrow, Olsen, Mancini (eds.)

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Date: 17-Sep-2021
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Subject: Legal Meanings: Giltrow, Olsen, Mancini (eds.)
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Title: Legal Meanings
Subtitle: The Making and Use of Meaning in Legal Reasoning
Series Title: Foundations in Language and Law
Published: 2021
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Editor: Janet Giltrow
Editor: Frances Olsen
Editor: Donato Mancini
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110720969 Pages: 194 Price: Europe EURO 199.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110720914 Pages: 194 Price: Europe EURO 199.95

This collection is about how law makes meaning and how meaning makes law. Through clear methodology and substantial findings, chapters expose the deficits of ‘literal’ meaning and the difficulties in 'ordinary' meaning, in international legal contexts and in more immediate social ones, as well as in courtrooms. Further, chapters in this volume see the challenges to national and international commitments to all speakers sharing a common meaning. 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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