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  • Logic, Probability, and Presumptions in Legal Reasoningby Scott Brewer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 185.00

    At least since plato and Aristotle, thinkers have pondered the relationship between philosophical arguments and the "sophistical" arguments offered by the Sophists -- who were the first professional lawyers. Judges wield substantial political power, and the justifications they offer for their decisions are a vital means by which citizens can assess... more...

  • Legal Translation Explainedby Enrique Alcaraz; Brian Hughes; Anthony Pym

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Focusing on the problems of translating English legal language, Alcaraz and Hughes offer a wide-ranging view of one of the most demanding and vital areas of contemporary translation practice. Individual chapters deal with legal English as a linguistic system, special concepts in the translation of legal English, the genres of legal translation, and... more...

  • Language and the Lawby John Gibbons

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Explains and describes the ways that language use in the legal system can create inequality and disadvantage. It examines the three main areas where the two intersect: the central issue of the language of the law; the disadvantage which language can impose before the law, and forensic linguistics - the use of linguistic evidence in legal processes.... more...

  • Comparative Law - Engaging Translationby Simone Glanert

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    In an era marked by processes of economic, political and legal integration that are arguably unprecedented in their range and impact, the translation of law has assumed a significance which it would be hard to overstate. The following situations are typical. A French law school is teaching French law in the English language to foreign exchange students.... more...

  • Metody Prawniczeby Jerzy Stelmach; Bartosz Brozek

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 209.00

    The only book that covers four major philosophies of legal reasoning (logic, analysis, argumentation, hermeneutics) Shows the philosophical basis for any theory of legal reasoning Reports interdisciplinary research (philosophy, theory of law, economics, legal dogmatics) Combines the perspectives of Anglo-American and continental legal theory... more...

  • Interpretation, Law and the Construction of Meaningby Anne Wagner; Wouter Werner; Deborah Cao

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 179.00

    Challenges traditional approaches to legal interpretation Combines insights from analytical legal theory with legal semiotics Focuses on the application of law in a wide variety of contexts, including international politics and diplomatic practice more...

  • Adjudication in Actionby Professor Baudouin Dupret

    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...

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

    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...

  • Diversity and Tolerance in Socio-Legal Contextsby Professor Vijay K Bhatia; Ms Anne Wagner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95

    This book explores how the various disciplines of law and linguistics can help us understand the nature of 'Diversity and Tolerance' – both oral and written – and how it might be clarified to avoid fear, and conflicts. It presents and examines recent research and theories at national level and on the international scene. more...

  • Language in the Negotiation of Justiceby Professor Girolamo Tessuto; Professor Christopher Williams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95

    This book explores the ways language is used by the professional legal community for the communication of its main business - the negotiation of justice - in today’s globalized world. The volume addresses three main aspects of language use in the negotiation of justice. Beginning with the legal contexts of litigation, arbitration and mediation,... more...