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  • Living Speechby James Boyd White

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    Language is our key to imagining the world, others, and ourselves. Yet sometimes our ways of talking dehumanize others and trivialize human experience. In war other people are imagined as enemies to be killed. The language of race objectifies those it touches, and propaganda disables democracy. Advertising reduces us to consumers, and clichés destroy... more...

  • Legal Theory, Sources of Law and the Semantic Webby A. Boer

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 167.00

    Legal Theory, Sources of Law and the Semantic Web is an attempt to construct an integrated conceptual framework for the application-neutral and problem-neutral representation of sources of law using Semantic Web technology and concepts, and some technically straightforward extensions to Semantic Web technology based on established practices found in... more...

  • The Judge in a Democracyby Aharon Barak

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    Whether examining election outcomes, the legal status of terrorism suspects, or if (or how) people can be sentenced to death, a judge in a modern democracy assumes a role that raises some of the most contentious political issues of our day. But do judges even have a role beyond deciding the disputes before them under law? What are the criteria for... more...

  • The Cloaking of Powerby Paul O. Carrese

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    How did the US judiciary become so powerful?powerful enough that state and federal judges once vied to decide a presidential election? What does this prominence mean for the law, constitutionalism, and liberal democracy? In The Cloaking of Power , Paul O. Carrese provides a provocative analysis of the intellectual sources of today?s powerful judiciary,... more...

  • The Methodology of Maurice Hauriouby Christopher Berry Gray

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 68.00

    This book shows that Hauriou’s positivist and pragmatic jurisprudence and social theory, as well as their application to the study of institutions, is satisfactorily supported by his idealistic philosophy. The nine chapters first locate Hauriou’s influences, then situate his disciplinary methodologies within methodology in general. The central... more...

  • Doing Justice to Court Interpretingby Miriam Shlesinger; Franz Pöchhacker

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 135.00

    First published as a Special Issue of Interpreting (10:1, 2008) and complemented with two articles published in Interpreting (12:1, 2010), this volume provides a panoramic view of the complex and uniquely constrained practice of court interpreting. In an array of empirical papers, the nine authors explore the potential of court interpreters to... more...

  • Dimensions of Forensic Linguisticsby John Gibbons; M. Teresa Turell

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 149.00

    The negative connotations of plagiarism as an illegal appropriation of ideas are based on the concept of Intellectual Property. Although Intellectual Property Laws in most countries around the world are specific as to the characterisation of plagiarism as an offence, the extent of plagiarism litigation varies enormously and this variation has a lot... more...

  • Semiotics of International Lawby Evandro Menezes de Carvalho

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 199.00

    This book highlights the active role of language in diplomatic negotiations and in interpreting international law by analyzing the decision-making process and the legal discourse adopted by the WTO?s Appellate Body. more...

  • Legal Knowledge and Information Systemsby R.G.F. Winkels

    IOS Press 2010; US$ 160.00

    The 23rd edition of the JURIX conference was held in the United Kingdom from the 15th till the 17th of December and was hosted by the University of Liverpool. This year submissions came from 18 countries covering all five continents. These proceedings contain thirteen full and nine short papers that were selected for presentation. As usual they cover... more...

  • Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systemsby Vijay K. Bhatia; Christopher N. Candlin; Jan Engberg

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 60.00

    This book is a unique attempt to bring together some of the well-established scholars and practitioners from the fields of legal linguistics, legal translation, law, English for Academic and Professional Purposes, and arbitration practice to provide some understanding of the question. more...