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Speaking of Language and Law

Speaking of Language and Law
  • Author: Peter Meijes Tiersma
  • Publisher: Oxford Studies in Language and
  • ISBN: 9780199334186
  • Page: 306
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This book offers a selection of twelve of Peter Tiersma's most influential publications, divided into five thematic areas that are critical to both law and linguistics.

Among the most prominent scholars of language and law is Peter Tiersma, a law professor at Loyola Law School with a doctorate in linguistics (co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law). Tiersma's significant body of work traverses a variety of legal and linguistic fields. This book offers a selection of twelve of Tiersma's most influential publications, divided into five thematic areas that are critical to both law and linguistics: Language and Law as a Field of Inquiry, Legal Language and its History, Language and Civil Liability, Language and Criminal Justice, and Jury Instructions. Each paper is accompanied by a brief commentary from a leading scholar in the field, offering a substantive conversation about the ramifications of Tiersma's work and the disagreements that have often surrounded it.


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