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Name: Jeffrey  P.  Kaplan
Institution: San Diego State University
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State and/or Country: CA
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Forensic Linguistics
Specialty: Interpretation and construal of legally operative texts
Selected Publications: 2007. With Betty J. Birner & Gregory Ward. Functional compositionality and the interaction of discourse constraints. Language 83 (2).317-343.

2004 With Betty J. Birner. Scalar nominals in English. Papers from the 38th regional meeting, Chicago Linguistic Society. Edited by Mary Andronis, Erin Debenport, Anne Pycha & Keiko Yoshimura. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, p. 91-102

2003 With Betty J. Birner and Gregory Ward. A pragmatic analysis of the epistemic would construction in English. In Facchineti, R., M. Krug, & F. Palmer, eds., Modality in contemporary English. Mouton de Gruyter, p. 71-80.

1998 Pragmatic contributions to the interpretation of a will. Forensic Linguistics 5.107-126.1995 With Georgia M. Green. 'Grammar and Inferences of Rationality in Interpreting the Child Pornography Statute.' 73 Washington University Law Quarterly 1223

1995 With Georgia M. Green, Clark D. Cunningham, and Judith N. Levi. 'Bringing Linguistics into Judicial Decisionmaking: Semantic Analysis Submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.' 2 Forensic Linguistics 81.

1995 English Grammar: Principles and Facts. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 2e

1994 With Clark D. Cunningham, Judith N. Levi, and Georgia M. Green. 'Plain Meaning and Hard Cases.' 103 Yale Law Journal 1561.

1994 Review of Levi, Judith N., & Anne Graffam Walker, eds., Language in the Judicial Process, 1 Forensic Linguistics 94.

1993 'Syntax in the Interpretation of Legal Language: The Vested vs. Contingent Distinction in Property Law,' 68 American Speech 58.
Courses Taught: Semantics & pragmatics; Syntax (formal, functional); English grammar; Language & law; Sociolinguistics; Bilingualism; Every variety of introductory linguistics

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