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Published: 18 July 2019

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780190923693

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Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law

David Lanius

Oxford Studies in Language and Law

  • Provides a new and thorough categorization of linguistic and legal forms of indeterminacy
  • Addresses the issues of language and law comprehensively
  • Argues a controversial thesis about the value and function of semantic vagueness in the law through discussion of the strategic uses of the various forms of indeterminacy in the law
  • Proposes that semantic vagueness is less relevant than is commonly supposed in the current scholarly debate, while other forms of indeterminacy (in particular, polysemy and standard-relativity) are mistakenly ignored

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