This book describes law from the perspective of its language. It expands, reformulates and reshapes the author’s previous book «Legal Linguistics». The recomposed text corresponds to lectures held for students of legal linguistics and scholars interested in the fundamental legal-linguistic research. The author focuses on legal-linguistic operations such as legal argumentation and legal interpretation that steer the legal discourse. He also explains the processes in which the meaning of law emerges in discursive practices. Furthermore, he scrutinizes problems of textuality of law. This book is also an introduction into the law of linguistic communication and into legal futurology that comprises linguistic aspects of legal globalization.
Index of Issues
Bold numbers refer to pages in the main text where the issues have been treated with particular attention. Regular numbers refer to pages in the main text where the issues have been mentioned in a specific context.
acceptability of law 170, 208, 210, 225, 297
administrative language 400, 413