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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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Legal-Lay Communication: Textual Travels in the Law

Edited by: Chris Heffer, Frances Rock, John Conley

ISBN13: 9780199746835
Published: September 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press USA
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £31.99



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This volume responds to a growing interest in the language of legal settings by situating the study of language and law within contemporary theoretical debates in discourse studies, linguistic anthropology, and sociolinguistics.

Collectively, notions of textual travel shed new light on the ways in which texts can influence, and are influenced by, social and legal life. With contributions from leading experts in language and law, Legal-Lay Communication explores such 'textual travel' themes as the mediating role of technologies in the investigatory stages of the legal process, the centrality of intertextuality in the legal construction of cases in court, the transformative effects of recontextualization in processes of judicial decision-making, and the way that processes of textual travel disturb the apparent permanence of legal categorization.

The book challenges both the notion of legal text as a static repository of meaning and the very idea of legal-lay or lay-legal communication.