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Welcome
to
LANGUAGEandLAW.org

 An
online institute devoted to the study of language and the law



LANGUAGEandLAW.org
is devoted to the study of all of the ways in which language and the
law intersect, including issues such as:

  • Interesting news
    and cases
    relating to language and law
  • Some interviews
    and presentations
    by Peter
    Tiersma
  • the International Language and Law Association
  • the nature of legal language (its
    history
    and linguistic features)

  • the
    language of
    perjury  (focusing
    on the Clinton impeachment)
  • the
    creation, structure, and
    interpretation of
    the legal
    text
  • sample
    legal texts
    from throughout the
    ages
      (wills, deeds, bonds,
    writs,
    trials, etc.)
  • language rights (language policy,
    bilingual
    issues,
    official English movement, etc.)
  • jury
    instructions
    (current efforts to
    improve them, and
    updates on California’s new instructions)

  • the plain
    English movement
  • the field of forensic
    linguistics
  • lawyer
    jokes
    and what they tell us about the legal profession
  • Peter Tiersma’s book, Legal
    Language
  • Speaking of Crime,
    a recent book by
    Lawrence Solan and Peter Tiersma
  • organizations
    and conferences
    devoted to language and law
  • Old Frisian law (the Skeltana
    Riucht)
  • selective bibliography
    on
    language and law
  • Peter Tiersma’s publications
  • links to
    other interesting sites
  • Loyola Law School’s summer abroad
    programs

  This is the professional website of Peter Tiersma

2019-01-24

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