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LINGUIST List 22.22

Tue Jan 04 2011

Calls: Forensic Linguistics, Philosophy of Language/France

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Sebastian McEvoy , Law, Language and Literature

Message 1: Law, Language and Literature
Date: 22-Dec-2010
From: Sebastian McEvoy <stmcevoygmail.com>
Subject: Law, Language and Literature
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Full Title: Law, Language and Literature
Short Title: CRCL

Date: 17-Jun-2011 - 18-Jun-2011
Location: Nanterre, France
Contact Person: Sebastian McEvoy
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics; Philosophy of Language

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

The CRCL (Centre for Research on Common Law/CREA, EA 370) is organizing a conference on 'Law, Language and Literature' to be held on 17 and 18 June 2011 at the University of Paris Ouest (Nanterre-La Défense).

Legal adjudication is fundamentally a question of interpretation. Despite the presence of interpretation sections in statutes and other legal documents, it is characteristic of lawyers and judges to argue about the meaning of words. More generally, the social sciences and the humanities are all concerned with language, and more specifically with meaning. The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers in law, philosophy, linguistics and literary studies, to examine the mutual relevance of their work in this field.

Call for Papers:

Papers are invited on the following topics, preferably, but not exclusively with reference to the law of common law countries:

1. Philosophical and linguistic theories of meaning, legal definitions and judicial interpretation
2. Argumentation theories and judicial argumentation
3. The functions of literary references in judicial argumentation
4. Other aspects of the relevance of the literary disciplines (poetics, literary rhetoric, stylistics, narratology, literary criticism) for the analysis of law (excluding representations of law in literature)

Offers of papers with a 200-word abstract, a biographical note and contact details should be addressed by 30 January 2011 to the two organizers:

Ross Charnock (Senior Lecturer at Paris Dauphine): charnockdauphine.fr
Sebastian McEvoy (Professor at Paris Ouest University): stmcevoygmail.com

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