Just Words

Just Words

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Is it qjust wordsq when the Supreme Court hands down a decision or when business people draw up a contract? In tackling the question of how an abstract entity exerts concrete power, JUST WORDS focuses on what has become the central issue in law and language research--what language reveals about the nature of legal power.Our hope is that the entire book can serve as the core of a law and language course, while individual chapters may prove useful as ... In explaining how we selected the research we have discussed, it is important to be explicit about what this book is not. ... The fact that we do not mention some body of work does not mean that we do not think it is important. ... important theoretical issue in law and language: the use of linguistic methods to understand the nature of law and legal power.

Title:Just Words
Author: John M. Conley, William M. O'Barr
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1998-08-01

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