Law and Language

Modernity and post-modernity in legal theory and critique has brought the language and law into close consideration. Language-related criticism, imagination, narrativity or rhetorical devices have found its way into the analyses of legal argumentation and reasoning.

With the development of IT and its use in legal environment these issues acquire a new dimension (hence the use and development of translation devices and other automation).

This stream aims to provide a space for discussing these and related issues in reference to legal argumentation. Thus, it will bring together scholars not only of legal background but also from various fields of expertise: linguistics, translation, philosophy, media studies, cultural studies, literary criticism etc.

We invite the papers addressing the language-oriented issues within the legal sphere which may include the following areas of research:

  • Speech and register analysis
  • Symbols and communication in law
  • IT, language and law
  • Literary analysis of law
  • Natural language
  • Analysis of legal narratives
  • Rhetorical devices in legal reasoning
  • Media studies
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