Lawyers and the law have long been the object of popular criticism and satire for the obscurity and incomprehensibility of their language. This book provides a novel historical and systematic account of the language of the legal institution together with a sustained criticism of legal exegesis and "legaleze" more generally. In the first part of the work the doctrinal history of the legal discipline and its concepts of language, text and sign are examined and assessed. In the second part the contemporary disciplines of linguistics, discourse analysis and communication studies are brought to bear upon the task of constructing a theory of legal discourse as a linguistics of legal power.
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Preface - Table of Cases - Introduction: Law and Language - PART 1 LINGUISTICS AND LEGAL THEORY - The Science of Language - The Language of Legal Faith - The Role of Linguistics in Legal Analysis - Rhetoric as Jurisprudence: An Introduction to the Politics of Legal Language - Law as Social Discourse: A Topology of Discourse - Law as Social Discourse: Legal Discourse - Conclusion: Legal Theory and Legal Practice - Bibliography - Index
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Descrizione libro Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. Paperback. Condizione libro: NEW. 9780333515846 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. Codice libro della libreria HTANDREE0170344