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  • Semiotics of International Lawby Evandro Menezes de Carvalho

    Springer 2010; US$ 179.00

    Language carries more than meanings; language conveys a means of conceiving the world. In this sense, national legal systems expressed through national languages organize the Law based on their own understanding of reality. International Law becomes, in this context, the meeting point where different legal cultures and different views of world intersect.... 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...

  • Approaches to Legal Ontologiesby Giovanni Sartor; Pompeu Casanovas; Mariangela Biasiotti; Meritxell Fernandez-Barrera

    Springer 2010; US$ 179.00

    The book provides the reader with a unique source regarding the current theoretical landscape in legal ontology engineering as well as on foreseeable future trends for the definition of conceptual structures to enhance the automatic processing and retrieval of legal information in the Semantic Web framework. It will thus interest researchers in the... 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...

  • Rethinking Law as Processby James MacLean

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    First Published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Law, Truth, and Reasonby Raimo Siltala

    Springer 2011; US$ 159.00

    This book is an innovative contribution to analytical jurisprudence. It is mainly based on the distinct premises of linguistic philosophy and Carnapian semantics, but also addresses the issues of institutional philosophy, social pragmatism, and legal principles as envisioned by Dworkin, among others. Wroblewski's three ideologies (bound/free/legal... more...

  • Adjudication in Actionby Baudouin Dupret

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    A rich, praxeological study that engages with 'living law' as it unfolds in context and in action to develop a fuller understanding of what law is, Adjudication in Action engages with Wittgenstein's later thought along with recent developments in ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, to explore people's orientation around and... more...

  • "Recht ist Streit"by Jing Li

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    Using linguistic instruments this work sets out to give a transparent description of the text-supported and discourse-based legal dispute in the process of reaching a legal judgement. It examines a corpus of authentic texts originating from six related legal cases in Germany, identifying distinct speech act patterns and the specific action strategies... more...

  • Families, Care-giving and Paid Workby Grace James; Nicole Busby

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    This unique selection of chapters brings together researchers from a variety of academic disciplines to explore aspects of law's engagement with working families. It connects academic debate with policy proposals through an integrated set of approaches and perspectives. Families, Care-giving and Paid Work offers an original approach to a very topical... more...

  • Transparency, Power, and Controlby Vijay K. Bhatia; Christoph A. Hafner; Lindsay Miller; Anne Wagner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    This book brings together academics and practitioners from a range of disciplines from more than twenty countries to reflect on the growing importance of issues such as social order, liberty and individual freedom in our international community. Contributors explore these issues from a range of perspectives as well as legal contexts. The collection... more...