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The pragmatic turn in law : inference and interpretation in legal discourse

Author: Janet Giltrow; Dieter Stein
Publisher: Boston ; Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, [2017] ©2017
Series: Mouton series in pragmatics, 18.
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This collection of contributions from both linguists and lawyers brings a pragmatic perspective to the linguistic basis for legal meaning and for finding a norm by which to decide a case. That is, it turns from notions of linguistic meaning as residing in the text, as literal meaning waiting to be dug out, to focus instead on how readers infer pragmatic meaning, and on the kinds of inferencing that characterise  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Giltrow; Dieter Stein
ISBN: 9781501513268 1501513265 1501504738 9781501504730
OCLC Number: 989764417
Description: x, 373 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Dedicated to the memory of Peter Tiersma / Larry Solan --
Introduction / Janet Giltrow --
Linguistic-pragmatic approaches to inference in law. Telling it slant : toward a taxonomy of deception / Laurence R. Horn ; Cooperation in Chinese courtroom discourse / Meizhen Liao and Yadi Sun ; Inference and intention in legal interpretation / Nicholas Allott and Benjamin Shaer ; Pragmatics and legal texts : how best to account for the gaps between literal meaning and communicative meaning / Brian G. Slocum ; One ambiguity, three legal approaches / Lawrence M. Solan --
Horizons of inference : Extending the context of interpretation. Between similarity and analogy : rethinking the role of prototypes in law and cognitive linguistics / Angela Condello and Alexandra Arapinis ; When is an insult a crime? On diverging conceptualizations and changing legislation / Klaus P. Schneider and Dirk Zielasko ; Pragmatic interpretation by judges : constrained performatives and the deployment of gender bias / Frances Olsen ; Disguising the dynamism of the law in Canadian courts : judges using dictionaries / Shurli Makmillen and Margery Fee --
Across borders : new methods for study of inference. Legal translation pragmatics : legal meaning as text-external convention – the case of 'chattels' / Svetlana V. Vlasenko ; Calculating legal meanings? Drawbacks and opportunities of corpus-assisted legal linguistics to make the law (more) explicit / Friedemann Vogel ; The common error in theories of adjudication : an inferentialist argument for a doctrinal conception / Ralf Poscher ; On inferencing in law / Dieter Stein.
Series Title: Mouton series in pragmatics, 18.
Responsibility: edited by Janet Giltrow and Dieter Stein.

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Mouton Series in Pragmatics (MSP) is a timely response to the growing demand for innovative and authoritative monographs and edited volumes from all angles of pragmatics. Recent theoretical work on  Read more...

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