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The Analysis of Legal Cases: A Narrative Approach

The Analysis of Legal Cases: A Narrative Approach

1st Edition

Flora Di Donato
July 23, 2019

This book examines the roles played by narrative and culture in the construction of legal cases and their resolution. It is articulated in two parts. Part I recalls epistemological turns in legal thinking as it moves from theory to practice in order to show how facts are constructed within the...

Research Methods in Legal Translation and Interpreting: Crossing Methodological Boundaries

Research Methods in Legal Translation and Interpreting: Crossing Methodological Boundaries

1st Edition

Łucja Biel, Jan Engberg, Rosario Martín Ruano, Vilelmini Sosoni
May 03, 2019

The field of Legal translation and interpreting has strongly expanded over recent years. As it has developed into an independent branch of Translation Studies, this book advocates for a substantiated discussion of methods and methodology, as well as knowledge about the variety of approaches...

Law, Cinema, and the Ill City: Imagining Justice and Order in Real and Fictional Cities

Law, Cinema, and the Ill City: Imagining Justice and Order in Real and Fictional Cities

1st Edition

Anne Wagner, Le Cheng
April 30, 2019

This book uses film and television as a resource for addressing the social and legal ills of the city. It presents a range of approaches to view the ill city through cinematic and televisual characterization in urban frameworks, political contexts, and cultural settings. Each chapter deconstructs...

Fiction and the Languages of Law: Understanding Contemporary Legal Discourse

Fiction and the Languages of Law: Understanding Contemporary Legal Discourse

1st Edition

Karen Petroski
November 02, 2018

Contemporary legal reasoning has more in common with fictional discourse than we tend to realize. Through an examination of the U.S. Supreme Court’s written output during a recent landmark term, this book exposes many of the parallels between these two special kinds of language use. Focusing on...

Multilingual Law: A Framework for Analysis and Understanding

Multilingual Law: A Framework for Analysis and Understanding

1st Edition

Colin D Robertson
May 11, 2018

This book introduces and explores the concept of multilingual law. Providing an overview as to what is 'multilingual law', the study establishes a new discourse based on this concept, which has hitherto lacked recognition for reasons of complexity and multidisciplinarity. The need for such a...

Phraseology in Legal and Institutional Settings: A Corpus-based Interdisciplinary Perspective

Phraseology in Legal and Institutional Settings: A Corpus-based Interdisciplinary Perspective

1st Edition

Stanislaw Goźdź-Roszkowski, Gianluca Pontrandolfo
August 15, 2017

This volume presents a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of major developments in the study of how phraseology is used in a wide range of different legal and institutional contexts. This recent interest has been mainly sparked by the development of corpus linguistics research, which has both...

International Arbitration Discourse and Practices in Asia

International Arbitration Discourse and Practices in Asia

1st Edition

Vijay K. Bhatia, Maurizio Gotti, Azirah Hashim, Philip Koh, Sundra Rajoo
August 03, 2017

International business exchanges between and with Asian countries have increased enormously over the last few years. As a natural consequence, this has brought about an increasing number of trade disputes that are being resolved through arbitration as an effective alternative to more expensive...

Legal Persuasion: A Rhetorical Approach to the Science

Legal Persuasion: A Rhetorical Approach to the Science

1st Edition

Linda L. Berger, Kathryn M. Stanchi
August 01, 2017

This book develops a central theme: legal persuasion results from making and breaking mental connections. This concept of making connections inspired the authors to take a rhetorical approach to the science of legal persuasion. That singular approach resulted in the integration of research from...

The Ashgate Handbook of Legal Translation

The Ashgate Handbook of Legal Translation

1st Edition

Le Cheng, King Kui Sin, Wagner Anne
January 31, 2017

This volume investigates advances in the field of legal translation both from a theoretical and practical perspective, with professional and academic insights from leading experts in the field. Part I of the collection focuses on the exploration of legal translatability from a theoretical angle....

Legal Lexicography: A Comparative Perspective

Legal Lexicography: A Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Máirtín Mac Aodha
January 11, 2017

Legal lexicography or jurilexicography is the most neglected aspect of the discipline of jurilinguistics, despite its great relevance for translators, academics and comparative lawyers. This volume seeks to bridge this gap in legal literature by bringing together contributions from ten...

Language and Culture in EU Law: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Language and Culture in EU Law: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Susan Šarčević
January 09, 2017

Written by distinguished legal and linguistic scholars and practitioners from the EU institutions, the contributions in this volume provide multidisciplinary perspectives on the vital role of language and culture as key forces shaping the dynamics of EU law. The broad spectrum of topics sheds light...

Synesthetic Legalities: Sensory Dimensions of Law and Jurisprudence

Synesthetic Legalities: Sensory Dimensions of Law and Jurisprudence

1st Edition

Sarah Marusek
November 25, 2016

Synesthesia is the phenomenon where sensual perceptions are joined together as a combined experience – that is, the ability to feel color, hear the visual, or even smell emotion. These types of unions expand the normativity of our legal thinking, as the abilities to represent the tethering of...

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