April 4, 2009

Call For Papers

Call for Contributions

Law, Language and Discourse

Editors: Anne Wagner (Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale), Jixian Pang (Zhejiang University) & Le Cheng (City University of Hong Kong) - Publisher: Zhejiang University Press

Submission guidelines and timeline

Expression of interest should be addressed by e-mail both to valwagnerfr@yahoo.com and chengle163@hotmail.com


Date of submission: Abstracts of 2 pages to be submitted by 15 May 2009

Decision for authors: 15 June 2009

Full paper submission: Full papers to be submitted by 15 November 2009

Final version of selected papers: Revised and final version of paper to be submitted by 31 January 2010

Length of chapters: between 7,500 words and 10,000 words

All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis

There is a growing interest in the theme “law, language & discourse” in the academic field, government policy formulation and legal requirements. The appeal of this book will show the actionable knowledge it could bring to this field of research and practice. This book will explore the various disciplines of law and linguistics - both oral and written.

The book will reflect the interdisciplinary nature of language and discourse study in legal settings. The themes include:

- Theories and conceptualization of legal discourse

- Legislation, Language, and Discourse,

- Linguistic issues in courtroom,

- Language issues in legal settings,

- Semiotic analysis of legal phenomena including legal terms, legal genres.

Some of the people that have accepted to participate to this important project are, just to name a few:

- Prof Angel Alonso-Cortés (Universidad Complutense)

- Prof Maurizio Gotti (University of Bergamo)

- Prof King Kui Sin (City University of Hong Kong)

- Prof Lijin Sha (China University of Political Sciences and Law)

Anne Wagner, Ph. D., Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale (France)


Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - http://www.springer.com/law/journal/11196

Editor-in-Chief of the Legal Semiotics Monographs (Deborah Charles Publication)

Founder of the forum Semiotics of law - http://www.semioticsoflaw.com/

President of the International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law

International collaborator, International Commercial Arbitration Practices -

Consultative Board member of the Journal of Legal Cultures - http://www.legalcultures.com

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