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The Resource Meaning and power in the language of law, edited by Janny HC Leung (University of Hong Kong), Alan Durant (Middlesex University, London)

Meaning and power in the language of law, edited by Janny HC Leung (University of Hong Kong), Alan Durant (Middlesex University, London)

Label
Meaning and power in the language of law
Title
Meaning and power in the language of law
Statement of responsibility
edited by Janny HC Leung (University of Hong Kong), Alan Durant (Middlesex University, London)
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Legal practitioners, linguists, anthropologists, philosophers and others have all explored fundamental challenges presented by language in formulating, interpreting and applying laws. Building on centuries of interaction between legal practice and jurisprudence, the modern field of 'law and language', or 'forensic linguistics', brings insights in linguistics and related fields to bear on topics including legal drafting and translation, statutory interpretation, expert evidence on language use and dynamics of courtroom interaction. This volume presents an interlocking series of research studies engaged with different legal jurisdictions and socio-political contexts as well as with the more abstract notion of 'law'. Together the chapters...highlight recent directions in research and investigate in particular how law expresses yet also conceals power relations in its crafted use of words and in the gaps and silence between those words."--
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Back cover
Cataloging source
YDX
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1954-
  • 2014
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Leung, Janny
  • Durant, Alan
  • Harvard-Yenching Institute
  • Law as Living Language
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forensic linguistics
  • Law
  • Law
  • Forensic linguistics
Label
Meaning and power in the language of law, edited by Janny HC Leung (University of Hong Kong), Alan Durant (Middlesex University, London)
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"An international roundtable held at the Harvard-Yenching Institute at Harvard University in 2014"--Page 5
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The unspoken language of the law / Laura Nader -- Seeing sense : the complexity of key words that tell us what law is / Alan Durant -- Hiding in plain sight : the category of ordinary language and the case law domain of transgender marriage / Christopher Hutton -- Effects of translation on the invisible power wielded by language in the legal sphere : the case of Nepal / Katsuo Nawa -- The language of film and the representation of legal subjectivity in Juno Mak's Rigor Mortis / Marco Wan -- Let the fingers do the talking : language, gesture and power in closing argument / Greg Matoesian and Kristin Enola Gilbert -- Questions about questioning : courtroom practice in China and the United States / Meizhen Liao -- Law, language and community sentiment : behind hate speech doctrine in India / Siddharth Narrain -- When voices fail to carry : voice projection and the case of the 'dumb' jury / Chris Heffer -- Ideology and political meaning in legal translation / Janny HC Leung -- Law and the grammar of judgment / Janet Ainsworth -- Legal indeterminacy in the spoken word / Lawrence M. Solan and Silvia Dahmen -- The said of the unsaid / Peter Goodrich
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 330 pages
Isbn
9781107112841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)991780632
Label
Meaning and power in the language of law, edited by Janny HC Leung (University of Hong Kong), Alan Durant (Middlesex University, London)
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An international roundtable held at the Harvard-Yenching Institute at Harvard University in 2014"--Page 5
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The unspoken language of the law / Laura Nader -- Seeing sense : the complexity of key words that tell us what law is / Alan Durant -- Hiding in plain sight : the category of ordinary language and the case law domain of transgender marriage / Christopher Hutton -- Effects of translation on the invisible power wielded by language in the legal sphere : the case of Nepal / Katsuo Nawa -- The language of film and the representation of legal subjectivity in Juno Mak's Rigor Mortis / Marco Wan -- Let the fingers do the talking : language, gesture and power in closing argument / Greg Matoesian and Kristin Enola Gilbert -- Questions about questioning : courtroom practice in China and the United States / Meizhen Liao -- Law, language and community sentiment : behind hate speech doctrine in India / Siddharth Narrain -- When voices fail to carry : voice projection and the case of the 'dumb' jury / Chris Heffer -- Ideology and political meaning in legal translation / Janny HC Leung -- Law and the grammar of judgment / Janet Ainsworth -- Legal indeterminacy in the spoken word / Lawrence M. Solan and Silvia Dahmen -- The said of the unsaid / Peter Goodrich
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 330 pages
Isbn
9781107112841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)991780632

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