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Published: 11 August 2016

312 Pages


ISBN: 9780199990559

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Translating the Social World for Law

Linguistic Tools for a New Legal Realism

Edited by Elizabeth Mertz, William K. Ford, and Gregory Matoesian

Oxford Studies in Language and Law

  • Provides specific examples of difficulties facing interdisciplinary communication between law and social science in an era where the legal academy is once again turning to social science
  • Consists of contributions by law professors and social scientists who met together for a number of years to develop shared understandings of problems as well as productive approaches to interdisciplinary interactions
  • Draws on sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, and sister disciplines that are well-equipped to shed light on such a question
  • Specifically addresses emergent new audiences in law schools and in law-and-society studies that is interested in developing new interdisciplinary approaches

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