9789027200716 (hardback) 9027200718 (hardback)
Pragmatics & beyond ; new ser., 288.
"The volume Legal Pragmatics is a contribution to the interface between language and law. It looks at how the principles of language use can be beneficial to clarifying legal issues, its twelve chapters (together with the Introduction) offering a wide spectrum of the latest approaches to the area of legal pragmatics. The four chapters in the first section are devoted to historical pragmatics and take a diachronic look at old courtroom records. Written legal language is also the focus of the four chapters in the next section, dealing with the pragmatics of modern legal writing. The chapters in the third section, devoted to modern legal language, touch upon both the discourse in the courtroom and in police investigation. Finally, the two chapters in the last section on legal discourse and multilingualism address a topic very relevant to the modern era of globalisation -- the position of legal discourse in multilingual contexts."--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Pleading for life: narrative patterns within legal petitions (Salem, 1692) / Kathleen L. Doty "How came you not to cry out?" Pragmatic effects of negative questioning in child rape trials in the Old Bailey Proceedings 1730-1798 / Alison Johnson Implicatures in Early Modern English courtroom records / Barbara Kryk-Katsovsky Literal interpretation and political expediency: the case of Thomas More / Dennis Kurzon Making legal language clear to legal laypersons / Sol Azuelos-Atias Interpreting or in legal texts / Jacqueline Visconti The nature of power and control in the interrogative patterns of selected Nigerian courtroom discourse / Oluwasola A. Aina, Anthony E. Anowu and Tunde Opeibi The language of Egyptian interrogations: a study of suspects' resistance to implicatures and presuppositions in prosecution questions / Neveen Al Saeed achieving influence through negotiation: an argument for developing pragmatic awareness / Dawn Archer, Rebecca Smithson and Ian Kennedy "I really don't know because I'm stupid": unpacking suggestibility in investigate interviews / Ikuko Nakane On the balance between invariance and context-dependence: Legal concepts and their environments / Tarja Salmi-Tolonen Contextuality of interpretation in non-monolingual jurisdictions: the Canadian experience / Diana Yankova
K213 .L44 2018
Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company,