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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95
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...
- Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 159.00
Grounded in linguistic philosophy and Carnapian semantics, this book?s innovative contribution to analytical jurisprudence also addresses the issues of institutional philosophy, social pragmatism, and legal principles as envisioned by Dworkin, among others. more...
- 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... more...
- 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...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 98.00
This book deals with speech acts, especially performatives, that are regarded as ?operative? in legal discourse. After a detailed exposition of speech act theory in relation to legislative texts, the author discusses the legal document as a communicative act; potential speech acts and delegated legislation; wills, the marriage ceremony and statutes... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95
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...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00
The analysis of legal texts in the context of legislation is a previously unexplored field of research. Consequently, this study examines the formation of legal norms using the example of the ?online search?. Taking over 1000 texts as reference material, the study illuminates the discourse actors, the semantic struggles and the process... more...
- De Gruyter 2006; US$ 140.00
In this handbook questions regarding the method behind European law, particularly European private law, are represented for the first time comprehensively and systematically for instruction and practice. In addition to the basics, the authors discuss the questions of method behind the primary and secondary law as well as the member states'... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95
Reading Modern Law identifies and elaborates upon key critical methodologies for reading and writing about law in modernity. The force of law rests on determinate and localizable authorizations, as well as an expansive capacity to encompass what has not been pre-figured by an order of rules. The key question this dynamic of law raises is how legal... more...