Language, Meaning and the Law by Chris Hutton
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Language, Meaning and the Law
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Language, Meaning and the Law

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Language, Meaning and the Law by Chris Hutton

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Language, Meaning and the Law offers an accessible, critical guide to debates about linguistic meaning and interpretation in relation to legal language. Law is an ideal domain for considering fundamental questions relating to how we assign meanings to words, understand and comment on texts, and deal with socially and ideologically significant questions of interpretation. The book argues that theoretical issues of concern to linguists, philosophers, literary theorists and others are illuminated by the demands of the legal context, since law is driven by the need for practical solutions and for determinate outcomes based on explicit reasoning. Topics covered include: the relationship of linguistics to legal theory, indeterminacy and statutory interpretation, the theory and practice of using dictionaries in law, defamation and language in the public sphere, and the distinction between perjury and deception. This book does not assume specialist knowledge of the field, and is designed as a self-contained, advanced introduction to a fascinating area of study. The reader will gain an overall insight into issues and debates about meaning and interpretation, as well as an understanding of how these questions are shaped by the legal context. Features: *Concise introduction to the study of linguistic meaning and its role within legal theory *Exercises and materials for classroom discussion, workshops etc. *Guide to further reading.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748633517
ISBN-10: 0748633510
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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A guide to the fascinating questions raised by the study of language and law.

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Author Biography - Chris Hutton

Chris Hutton is Professor in the School of English at the University of Hong Kong. He holds a BA (1980) and a DPhil from Oxford University (1988), an MA from Columbia University (1985), and recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in English and Hong Kong Laws (Manchester Metropolitan University, 2007). His publications include Linguistics and the Third Reich (Routledge, 1999), Race and the Third Reich (Polity Press, 2005), and Language, Law and Definition (with R. Harris, Continuum, 2007).

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