What is Language and Law? And Does Anyone Care?
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
March 2, 2009
LAW AND LANGUAGE: THEORY AND SOCIETY, Frances Olsen, Alexander Lorz & Dieter Stein, eds., 2008
Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2009-11
There has been growing attention paid recently to the interdisciplinary study of language and law. This article explores the nature and parameters of this relatively new discipline, including its relationship to related areas such as law and semiotics, literature, and forensic linguistics. Although the study of language and law has been advancing, it nonetheless remains a relatively marginal and underappreciated field. The article concludes with some suggestions for making the field more prominent.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 30
Keywords: legal theory, legal philosophy, jurisprudence
Date posted: March 4, 2009