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Sixth International Conference on Law, Language and Discourse

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Sixth International Conference on Law, Language and Discourse

Haifa, Israel, 1-4 August 2016


Theme: The development of legal language and its interpretation; linguistic and pragmatic aspects of the evolution of the synchronic understanding


The conference addresses issues that concern the current development of theory and method in all the intersections of language with different aspects of law and legal discourse from various legal traditions, languages, and nations.

The topics include, but are not limited to:

Legal language and discourse:
– Intercultural differences in the features that make legal language a sublanguage
– Courtroom language and interpretation
– Plain language movements

Interpretation in religious and historic systems of law: 
– Jewish Rabbinic courts and the Halachah
– Jewish Halachah and the Bible
– Roman ecclesiastical courts and Catholic Canon law
– Sharia courts and the Quran and Sunnah
– Law, precedent, and application in historic legal systems

Language as evidence:
– Authorship attribution problem
– Copyright issues
– Forensic phonetics



More information on: http://lld6.haifa.ac.il/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1797&Itemid=239&lang=en


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