Authors
Abstract
English law, like any otherspecialized topic, needs a particular languagefor its understanding. The legal discourse ofthe common law gathers a set of theoretical andcustomary mechanisms subject to internal orexternal intrusions into its directions foruse. Two ideas are highlighted: the rigidity ofthe overall regulating structure of the law,and the use of `fuzzy sets' to provideflexibility to legal discourse. This unsteadyor fuzzy discourse production proves thislanguage to be the result of a long and complexhistorical process of socialisation. Theseinteractions of reference and of wordinglegitimate a mode of precise and technicalinstitutional stratification, combining bothconstruction and argumentation
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1023/a:1021251412312
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 72,577
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Materializing Notions, Concepts and Language Into Another Linguistic Framework.Anne Wagner & Jean-Claude Gémar - 2013 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 26 (4):731-745.
Les Conceptualisations Juridiques Partagées.Pierre Lerat - 2013 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 26 (4):747-760.
Reforming the Spanish Future Subjunctive: Linguistics and Legal Language Policy.Mary C. Lavissière & Malte Rosemeyer - 2022 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 35 (2):649-673.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

On the Incoherence of Legal Language to the General Public.Sol Azuelos-Atias - 2011 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 24 (1):41-59.
Revelation and Rhetoric: A Critical Model of Forensic Discourse. [REVIEW]Chris Heffer - 2013 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 26 (2):459-485.
The Hysterical Attorney: The Legal Advocate Within Lacanian Discourse Theory.Jeanne L. Schroeder - 2000 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 13 (2):181-213.
Global Error and Legal Truth.Brian H. Bix - 2009 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 29 (3):535-547.
On the Philosophical Dimensions of Chess.Arto Siitonen - 1998 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 41 (4):455 – 475.
Ambivalences in Consumer Law: Remarks on the Effects of Writing the Law.Vincent Forray - 2013 - Jurisprudencija: Mokslo darbu žurnalas 20 (3):971-1003.
A Genre-Based Approach to the Translation of Private Normative Texts in Legal English and Legal Spanish.María Ángeles Orts - 2012 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 25 (3):317-338.
Legal Originality.Mathias M. Siems - 2008 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 28 (1):147-164.
The Horwitz Thesis and Common Law Discourse in England.R. B. Ferguson - 1983 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 3 (1):34-58.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2014-01-20

Total views
26 ( #443,675 of 2,533,585 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #390,861 of 2,533,585 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes