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444 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
701 p.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
x, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Dedicated to the memory of Peter Tiersma / Larry Solan
  • Introduction / Janet Giltrow
  • Telling it slant : toward a taxonomy of deception / Laurence R. Horn
  • Cooperation in Chinese courtroom discourse / Meizhen Liao and Yadi Sun
  • Inference and intention in legal interpretation / Nicholas Allott and Benjamin Shaer
  • Pragmatics and legal texts : how best to account for the gaps between literal meaning and communicative meaning / Brian G. Slocum
  • One ambiguity, three legal approaches / Lawrence M. Solan
  • Between similarity and analogy : rethinking the role of prototypes in law and cognitive linguistics / Angela Condello and Alexandra Arapinis
  • When is an insult a crime? : on diverging conceptualizations and changing legislation / Klaus P. Schneider and Dirk Zielasko
  • Pragmatic interpretation by judges : constrained performatives and the deployment of gender bias / Frances Olsen
  • Disguising the dynamism of the law in Canadian courts : judges using dictionaries / Shurli Makmillen and Margery Fee
  • Legal translation pragmatics : legal meaning as text-external convention, the case of 'chattels' / Svetlana V. Vlasenko
  • Calculating legal meanings? : drawbacks and opportunities of corpus-assisted legal linguistics to make the law (more) explicit / Friedemann Vogel
  • The common error in theories of adjudication : an inferentialist argument for a doctrinal conception / Ralf Poscher
  • On inferencing in law / Dieter Stein.
In legal interpretation, where does meaning come from? Law is made from language, yet law, unlike other language-related disciplines, has not so far experienced its "pragmatic turn" towards inference and the construction of meaning. This book investigates to what extent a pragmatically based view of l linguistic and legal interpretation can lead to new theoretical views for law and, in addition, to practical consequences in legal decision-making.With its traditional emphasis on  the letter of the law and the immutable stability of a text as legal foundation, law has been slow to take the pragmatic perspective: namely, the language-user 's experience and activity in making meaning. More accustomed to literal than to pragmatic notions of meaning, that is,  in the text rather than constructed by speakers and hearers  the disciplines of law may be culturally resistant to the pragmatic turn. By bringing together the different but complementary perspectives of pragmaticians and lawyers, this book addresses the issue of to what extent legal meaning can be productively analysed as deriving from resources beyond the text,  beyond the letter of the law.This collection re-visits the feasibility of the notion of literal meaning for legal interpretation and, at the same time, the feasibility of pragmatic meaning for law. Can explications of pragmatic meaning support court actions in the same way concepts of literal meaning have traditionally supported statutory interpretations and court judgements? What are the consequences of a user-based view of language for the law, in both its practices of interpretation and its definition of itself as a field? Readers will find in this collection means of approaching such questions, and promising routes for inquiry into the genre- and field-specific characteristics of inference in law.In many respects, the problem of literal vs. pragmatic meaning confined to the text vs. reaching beyond it  will appear to parallel the dichotomy in law between textualism and intentionalism. There are indeed illuminating connections between the pair of linguistic terms and the more publicly controversial legal ones. But the parallel is not exact, and the linguistic dichotomy is in any case anterior to the legal one. Even as linguistic-pragmatic investigation may serve legal domains, the legal questions themselves point back to central conditions of all linguistic meaning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501513268 20170821
Law Library (Crown)
vi, 294 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Genres in the Internet : innovation, evolution, and genre theory / Janet Giltrow & Dieter Stein
  • Re-fusing form in genre study / Amy J. Devitt
  • Lies at Wal-Mart : style and the subversion of genre in the Life at Wal-Mart blog / Cornelius Puschmann
  • Situating the public social actions of blog posts / Kathryn Grafton
  • "Working consensus" and the rhetorical situation : the homeless blog's negotiation of public meta-genre / Elizabeth G. Maurer
  • Brave new genre, or generic colonialism? Debates over ancestry in Internet diaries / Laurie McNeill
  • Online, multimedia case studies for professional education : revisioning concepts of genre recognition / David R. Russell & David Fisher
  • Nation, book, medium : new technologies and their genres / Miranda Burgess
  • Critical genres : generic changes of literary criticism in computer-mediated communication / Sebastian Domsch
  • A model for describing 'new' and 'old' properties of CMC genres : the case of digital folklore / Theresa Heyd
  • Questions for genre theory from the blogosphere / Carolyn R. Miller & Dawn Shepherd.
This volume brings together for the first time pragmatic, rhetorical, and literary perspectives on genre, mapping theoretical frontiers and initiating a long overdue conversation amongst these methodologies. The diverse approaches represented in this volume meet on common ground staked by Internet communication: an arena challenging to traditional ideas of genre which assume a conventional stability at odds with the unceasing innovations of online discourse. Drawing on and developing new ideas of genre, the research reported in this volume shows, on the contrary, that genre study is a powerful means of testing commonplaces about the Internet world and, in turn, that the Internet is a fertile field for theorising genre.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789027254337 20160527
Green Library
482 p.
Green Library
vi, 294 p.
x, 391 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • A lovely little example: word order options and category sift in the premodifying string-- the grammaticalization of the verb "pray"-- the grammaticalization of concessive markers in Early Modern Engish-- combining English auxilaries-- grammaticalization: unidirectional, non-reversable? the case of to before the infinitive in English-- remarks on the de-grammaticalization of infinitval to in present-day American English-- the role of person and position in Old English-- remarks on (uni)directionality-- soplice and witodlice-- discourse markers in Old English-- onginnan/beginnan with bare and to-infinitive in aelfric-- some suggestions for explaining the origin and development of the definite artictle in English-- parallelism versus asymmetry: the case of English counterfactual conditionals-- the grammaticalization of the present perfect in English: tracts of change and continuity in a linguistic enclave-- grammaticalization versus lexicalization: "methinks" there is some confusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789027230560 20160528
There is a continual growth of interest among linguists of all-theoretical denominations in grammaticalization, a concept central to many linguistic theories. However, the discussion of grammaticalization processes has often suffered from a shortage of concrete empirical studies from English. The book contains discussion of data and provides theoretical lead articles based on these data that should help sharpen the theoretical aspects involved, such as the definition and the logical connection of the component processes of grammaticalization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789027230560 20160528
Green Library
261 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Nonstandard and standard syntax, Jenny Cheshire and Dieter Stein-- dialect versus language - nature versus culture, Jaap van Marle-- syntax and varieties, Dieter Stein-- into and out of standard language - the particle "ni" in Finnish, Maria Vilkuna-- involvement in standard and non-standard English, Jenny Cheshire-- this, that, yon - on "three-dimensional" systems, Gunnel Melchers-- grammatical variation and the avoidance of stress clashes in Northern Low German, Gunther Rohdenburg-- norms made easy - case marking with model verbs in Finnish, Lea Laitinen-- articles and number in oral or close-to-oral varieties, Brigitte Schlieben-Lange-- proscribed calculations with "shall" and "will" - the 18th-century (non-)standard reassessed, Leslie Arnovick-- the genitives of the relative pronouns in present-day English, Aimo Seppanen-- "Ah'm going for to give youse a story today" - remarks on second person plural pronouns in Englishes, Susan Wright-- strengthening identity - differentiation and change in contemporary Galician, Johannes Kabatek-- left dislocation in French - varieties, norm and usage, Alain Berrendonner and Marie-Jose Reichler-Beguelin-- dialect variation as a consequence of standardization, Dieter Wanner-- the atternings of non-standard syntax in German, Beate Henn-Memmesheimer.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780582298088 20160527
  • 1. The syntax of spoken language Jenny Cheshire and Dieter Stein 2. Dialect versus standard language: nature versus culture Jaap van Marle 3. Syntax and varieties Dieter Stein 4. Into and out of the standard language: the particle ni in Finnish Maria Vilkuna 5. Involvement in 'standard' and 'nonstandard' English Jenny Cheshire 6. This, that, yon: on 'three-dimensional' systems Gunnel Melchers 7. Grammatical variation and the avoidance of stress clashes in Northern Low German Gunter Rohdenburg 8. Norms made easy: case marking with modal verbs in Finnish Lea Laitinen 9. Articles and number in oral or close-to-oral varieties Brigitte Schlieben-Lange 10. Proscribed collocations with shall and will: the eighteenth century (non-) standard reassessed Leslie K. Arnovick 11. The genitives of the relative pronouns in present-day English Aimo Sepp nen 12. 'Ah'm going for to give youse a story today': remarks on second plural pronouns in Englishes Susan Wright 13. Strengthening identity: differentiation and change in contemporary Galacian Johannes Kabatek 14. Left dislocation in French: varieties, norm and usage Alain Berrendonner and Marie-Jose Reichler-Beguelin 15. Dialect variation as a consequence of standardization Dieter Wanner 16. The atternings of nonstandard syntax in German Beate Henn-Memmesheimer Contributors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780582298095 20160527
This text examines the differences between "standard" and "nonstandard" (or colloquial) varieties of Dutch, French, English, Finnish, Galician, German and Spanish. It looks at syntax, dialects, and spoken colloquial varieties of language, which is acknowledged as an area of growing interest.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780582298088 20160527
Taming the Vernacular: From Dialect to Written Standard Language examines the differences between 'standard' and 'nonstandard' varieties of several different languages. Not only are some of the best-known languages of Europe represented here, but also some that have been less well-researched in the past. The chapters address the syntax of Dutch, English, French, Finnish, Galician, German and Spanish. For these languages, and many others, it is the standard varieties on which the most extensive syntactic research has been carried out, with the result that very little is known about the syntax of their dialects or the spoken colloquial varieties. The editors of this volume seek to redress the balance by taking a cross-linguistic perspective on the historical development of the standardised varieties. This allows them to identify some common characteristics of spoken language. It also helps the reader to understand the kinds of filtering processes that are involved in standardization, which result in the syntax of spoken colloquial language being different from the syntax of the standard varieties. Taming the Vernacular: From Dialect to Written Standard Language is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Linguistics, particularly those taking courses in sociolinguistics, dialectology, and historical linguistics. The focus on a variety of languages also makes this text suitable for students studying courses which cover the linguistic aspects of European languages.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780582298095 20160527
Green Library
viii, 230 p. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Subjectivity and subjectivisation: an introduction Edward Finegan-- 2. The epistemic weil Rudi Keller-- 3. Subjectification in grammaticalisation Elizabeth Closs Traugott-- 4. Emphatic and reflexive-self: expectations, viewpoint and subjectivity Suzanne Kemmer-- 5. Subjectification and the development of the English perfect Kathleen Carey-- 6. Subjectification, syntax, and communication Arie Verhagen-- 7. Subjective meanings and the history of inversions in English Dieter Stein-- 8. Subjectivity and experiential syntax Susan Wright-- 9. Non-anaphoric reflexives in free indirect style: expressing the subjectivity of the non-speaker Laurel Brinton-- 10. From empathetic deixis to empathetic narrative: stylisation and (de)-subjectivisation as processes of language change Sylvia Adamson-- Indexes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521470391 20160528
The notion of subjectivity explored here concerns expression of self and the representation of a speaker's perspective or point of view in discourse. Subjectivization involves the structures and strategies that languages evolve in the linguistic realization of subjectivity and the relevant processes of linguistic evolution themselves. This volume reflects the growing attention in linguistics and related disciplines commanded by the centrality in language of the speaker. An international team of contributors offers a series of studies on grammatical, diachronic and literary aspects of subjectivity and subjectivization, from a variety of perspectives including literary stylistics, historical linguistics, formal semantics and discourse analysis. The essays look at the role of the perspective of locutionary agents, their expression of affect and modality in linguistic expressions and discourse, and the effects of their phenomena on the formal shape of discourse. This volume demonstrates how deeply embedded in linguistic expression subjectivity is, and how central to human discourse.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521470391 20160528
Green Library
1 online resource (xiii, 758 p.) : ill.
The present handbook provides an overview of the pragmatics of language and language use mediated by digital technologies. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is defined to include text-based interactive communication via the Internet, websites and other multimodal formats, and mobile communication. In addition to 'core' pragmatic and discourse-pragmatic phenomena the chapters cover pragmatically-focused research on types of CMC and pragmatic approaches to characteristic CMC phenomena.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110214468 20160612
x, 239 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Legal cultures, legal languages / Uwe Kischel
  • Language as a barrier to comparative law / Oliver Brand
  • Statutory interpretation in the EU : the Augustinian approach / Lawrence M. Solan
  • Globalizing trends in legal discourse / Maurizio Gotti
  • The status and position of legal translation : a chapter in the discursive construction of societies / José Lambert
  • Translation at the Court of Justice of the European Communities / Karen McAuliffe
  • Drafting or translation : production of multilingual legal texts / Agnieszka Doczekalska
  • Legal translation in Canada : the genius of legal language(s) / Louis Beaudoin
  • Pitfalls of English as a contract language / Volker Triebel-- Isomorphism and anisomorphism in the translation of legal texts / Enrique Alcaraz Varó
  • Translation as a dynamic model in the development of the Burundi constitution(s) / Jean-Baptist Bigirimana.
In a modern world with its growing internationalization in trade, commerce, business, science and culture, generating an increasing need for communication and contact between legal cultures is the paramount phenomenon. By addressing the major linguistic and legal issues arising in legal translation in an exemplary fashion the book presents a representative and scientifically-based overview of the major issues in this field of contact between two disciplines and an indispensable introduction to the field for scholars, practitioners and students alike. The individual chapters, written by an international intersection of egregious scholars, teachers and practitioners in the field with competencies and experience in the field, meet the increasing demand for a scientifically-based overview of the topic, ranging from the basis of translation difficulties in deeper differences between legal cultures and the effect of translation on legal systems via solutions offered in specific intercultural settings such as the EU to down-to-earth suggestions for handling specific translational problems in mediating between two concrete languages.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230203501 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
x, 391 p. : ill.
ix, 409 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
325 p.
Green Library
viii, 232 p.
  • pt. 1. Thomas Frank : appraisals of his life and work
  • pt. 2. Studies in the history of the English langauge
  • pt. 3. Studies in the history of linguistics
  • pt. 4. Studies on history in literary texts.
viii, 232 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Part 1 Thomas Frank - appraisals of his life and work: Thomas Frank, 1925-1990, E.F. Konrad Koerner-- Thomas Frank in the neapolitan environment, Rosanna Sornicola-- Honouring Thomas Frank - introduction and overview of the contributions, Rosanna sornicola, Dieter Stein. Part 2 Studies in the history of the English language: Grammaticalisation, textuality and subjectivity - the progressive and the "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle", Susan-- Fitzmaurice-- the language of "wit" in "Piers Plowman", Nicola Pantaleo-- relative sentences in late Middle English - "The Paston" and the "Cely Letters", Dieter Stein. Part 3 Studies in the history of language and linguistics: the interpretation of historical sources as a problem for diachronic typology - word-order in English rhetorical and grammatical treatise of the 16th and early 17th centuries, Rosanna Sornicola-- the "new science" and the new language in 17th century England, Gabriella Di Martino-- Otto Jespersen as a reader of the "Cours de Linguistique Generale", Konrad Koerner. Part 4 Studies on history in literary texts: "Macbeth" and the implied director, Stefano Manferlotti-- Sir Thomas Elyot's "The Image of Governance" - a humanist's "Speculum Principis" and a literary puzzle, Uwe Baumann-- the union of England and Scotland represented at court in Ben Jonson's "Hymenaei, 1606, Anna Maria Palombi Cataldi-- "how-to" literature - a comparison of some texts on childbirth, David Hart.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789027245755 20160527
This work is published in memory of Thomas Frank, Chair of History of the English Language at the University of Naples, 1982 to 1990. It includes studies in the history of the English language; studies in the history of language and linguistics; and studies on history in literary texts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789027245755 20160527
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