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Language and Law in Professional Discourse: Issues and Perspectives

Language and Law in Professional Discourse: Issues and Perspectives

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  • ISBN-13: 9781443855051
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date: Mar 01, 2014
  • Edition: 1st Unabridged
  • Pages: 185 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.25 x 8.5 x 0.75 inches


This book provides insights into the ways in which legal professionals participate in their day-to-day activities, and critically focuses on how language is used and exploited in everyday professional discourse. It is organised into two parts dealing with topic areas of legal discourse (written and spoken) relevant to professional practice and communication. The innovative research landscape offered by this book covers diverse and complex features of legal discourse construction where socially informed aspects of language use are negotiated by professional practices. Such features provide the wide scope for the critical study of legal language as a tool for social action, and set up a descriptive and interpretive framework for engaging with representations of legal discourses and genres where authority, power, ideology, as well as areas of hybridity, intertextuality, interdiscursivity and recontextualization are involved in legal discourse. This book brings together scholars from a wide academic spectrum around the globe with an interest in the intricacies of language and law as they play out in the real world. The book, therefore, offers both a resource and a stimulus to the wider readership.

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