Date: Fri, 28 Apr 1995 14:39:47 -0500


Subject: Electronic Newsletter for Language and Law


TO: Researchers on Language in the Judicial Process

FROM: Bethany K. Dumas

RE: New Electronic Newsletter:

Language in the Judicial Process

DATE: April 28, 1995

This is the first call for bibliographic items to be included in a new

electronic newsletter on Language and Law, LANGUAGE IN THE

JUDICIAL PROCESS. The Newsletter will be maintained on a

World Wide Web homepage. The first issues will list current

bibliography, cite relevant legal cases, etc. One goal of the

Newsletter is to continue the fine tradition begin by Judith N. Levi,

whose bibliographical work on language and law over several years

culminated in the publication of her 1994 book, Language and Law.

For the title of the newsletter, I am indebted to Judith and also to

Anne Graffam Walker; their pioneering work in proposing both the

1985 Georgetown University conference, "Language in the Judicial

Process," and its 1990 proceedings volume, constituted a substantial

contribution to the developing field of forensic linguistics. I use the

name "Language in the Judicial Process" with their permission.

If you have authored or know about items you want included, please

send me complete bibliographic citations (including full first names,

please). The preferred style is that of the LSA Style Sheet. The

deadline for receipt of items for the first issue is Monday, May 15.

Items may be submitted by e-mail. by fax, or by post:

E-mail to dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

FAX TO Bethany K. Dumas

Department of English

(615) 974-6926

Post to Bethany K. Dumas

Department of English

The University of Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-0430 USA

Later, I hope the expand to Newsletter to include abstracts and

summaries. If you have abstracts or summaries of items to submit,

please send them--now or later.

In addition, I solicit offprints or other copies of manuscript or

published items to be maintained in a permanent file in my office at

The University of Tennessee.


Levi, Judith N., and Anne Graffam Walker, eds. 1990. Language in

the judicial process. New York and London: Plenum Press.

Levi, Judith N. 1994 Language and Law. 1994. Chicago, IL:

American Bar Association.