Tag Archives: Legal language

Call for Papers: SPLeT 2014: Workshop on Semantic Processing of Legal Texts

A call for papers has been issued for SPLeT 2014: Workshop on Semantic Processing of Legal Texts, to be held 31 May 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland. The submission deadline has been extended to 23 February 2014. The workshop is being held … Continue reading

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Paunio: Language, Discourse, and Reasoning at the European Court of Justice

Dr. Elina Paunio of the European Court of Justice has published the book version of her doctoral dissertation entitled Legal Certainty in Multilingual EU Law: Language, Discourse and Reasoning at the European Court of Justice (Ashgate, 2013). Here is the … Continue reading

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FuzzyLaw: Collection of lay citizens’ understandings of legal terminology

The Cardiff University Centre for Language and Communication has made available FuzzyLaw, an online collection of “lay-people’s explanations of legal terms.” Here is the description from the project’s Website: FuzzyLaw has gathered explanations of legal terms from members of the … Continue reading

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Legal Informatics and Legal Communication Papers at ICLS 2012

Several papers on legal informatics or legal communication were presented at ICLS 2012: International Conference on Law and Society, held 5-8 June 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Below are the titles, and links to abstracts, of the legal informatics or … Continue reading

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Powell on Media Debate and Private Discourse on Language Policy in Malaysian Law

Professor Richard Powell of the Nihon University College of Economics presented a paper entitled Media Debate and Private Discourse on Language Policy in Malaysian Law, at ICA 2010: The International Communication Association Annual Conference, held 22-26 June 2010 in Singapore. … Continue reading

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Azuelos-Atias On the Incoherence of Legal Language to the General Public

Dr. Sol Azuelos-Atias of the University of Haifa Department of Hebrew Language has published On the Incoherence of Legal Language to the General Public, forthcoming in International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. Here is the abstract: I will suggest, … Continue reading

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Robinson on Graphic and Symbolic Representation of Law: Lessons From Cross-Disciplinary Research

Peter Robinson of the Queensland Office of State Revenue has published Graphic and Symbolic Representation of Law: Lessons From Cross-Disciplinary Research, 16 eLaw Journal: Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law No. 1 (2009). Here is the abstract: The cry for … Continue reading

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Nishime on Plessy v. Ferguson, the Tiger Woods Bill, and the Racial Order

Professor LeiLani Nishime of the University of Washington Department of Communication presented a paper entitled Plessy v. Ferguson, the Tiger Woods Bill, and the Racial Order, at RSA 2010: The 14th Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference, held 28-31 May … Continue reading

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