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Law, language and the courtroom, legal linguistics and the discourse of judges, edited by Stanisław Goźdź-Roszkowski & Gianluca Pontrandolfo

Law, language and the courtroom, legal linguistics and the discourse of judges, edited by Stanisław Goźdź-Roszkowski & Gianluca Pontrandolfo
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Law, language and the courtroom
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edited by Stanisław Goźdź-Roszkowski & Gianluca Pontrandolfo
Series statement
Law, Language and Communication
Sub title
legal linguistics and the discourse of judges
"This book explores the language of judges. It is concerned with understanding how language works in judicial contexts. Using a range of disciplinary and methodological perspectives, it looks in detail at the ways in which judicial discourse is argued, constructed, interpreted and perceived. Focussing on four central themes - constructing judicial discourse and judicial identities, judicial argumentation and evaluative language, judicial interpretation and clarity in judicial discourse, the book's ultimate goal is to provide a comprehensive and in-depth overview of current critical issues of the role of language in judicial settings. Written by contributors from legal linguists, lawyers, legal scholars, legal practitioners, legal translators, and anthropologists, the work explores patterns of linguistic organization and use in judicial institutions and analyzes language as an instrument for understanding both the judicial decision-making process and its outcome"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Series -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of contributors -- Foreword -- Editors' introduction -- Part I Constructing judicial discourse and judicial identities -- 1 The judicial English Eurolect: a genre profiling of CJEU judgments -- 2 Evidentiality in US Supreme Court opinions: focus on passive structures with say and tell -- 3 Standardisation in the judicial discourse: the case of the evolution of the French Arrêts de la Cour de Cassation and the use of forms in European procedural law -- 4 The consensus case law of the European Court of Human Rights in light of the Court's legitimacy over time: a corpus-linguistic perspective -- 5 Spider Woman beats Hulk: Baroness Hale and the prorogation of Parliament -- Part II Judicial argumentation and evaluative language -- 6 Making a corpus-linguistic U-turn in multilingual adjudication -- 7 Evaluative language and strategic manoeuvring in the justification of judicial decisions: the case of teleological-evaluative argumentation -- 8 "Without proof of negligence or a causative connection": on causal argumentation in the discourse of the Supreme Court of Ireland's judgments on data protection -- 9 A corpus-based comparative analysis of the evaluative lexicon found in judicial decisions on immigration -- Part III Judicial interpretation -- 10 Pedagogies of context: language ideology and expression rights at the European Court of Human Rights -- 11 Free speech, artistic expression and blasphemy laws within the ECHR margin of appreciation -- 12 The US Supreme Court's language of racism -- 13 Do the words of the American Constitution still matter? The question of "the meaning of meaning" in current judicial argumentation -- 14 How interdisciplinarity could improve the scientific value of legal studies of international judicial decisions -- Part IV Clarity in judicial discourse15 Conveying the right message: principles and problems of multilingual communication at the European Court of Human Rights -- 16 Concision and clarity in Italian court proceedings -- Index
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