Date: Mon, 15 May 1995 10:36:58 -0500


Subject: Electronic Newsletter: Language and Law (Second Call)


TO: Researchers on Language and Law

FROM: Bethany K. Dumas

RE: New Electronic Newsletter:

Language in the Judicial Process

DATE: May 15, 1995

This is the second 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 (address to be announced). The first issues

will list current bibliography in language & law, cite legal cases in which

linguistic issues are important, 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 more than a decade culminated in the

publication of her 1994 bibliography, Language and Law: A Bibliographic

Guide to Social Science Reseach in the U.S.A. (see below for ordering

information). For the title of the newsletter, I am indebted to Judith and

also to Anne Graffam Walker; their pioneering work in organizing and

coordinating both the 1985 Georgetown University conference, "Language

in the Judicial Process," and the 1990 volume of the same name,

constituted a substantial contribution to the developing field of language

and law. I use the name "Language in the Judicial Process" with their


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

send me complete bibliographic citations (including full first names,

please, and full pagination). The preferred style is that of the LSA Style

Sheet. The deadline for receipt of items for the first issue is today, May

15, 1995. 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 to expand to Newsletter to include abstracts of articles and

summaries of relevant cases. 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.

***Ordering information for Levi's 1990 bibliography, Language and

Law: A Bibliographic Guide to Social Science Reseach in the U.S.A.:***

Send check *in U.S. funds only* to American Bar Association,

Commission on College and University Legal Studies, 541 N. Fairbanks

Court, Chicago, IL 60611-3314, according to the following price list

(prices shown include shipping and handling):

$15.00 LANGUAGE AND LAW, 56 pp

Please add, if applicable: 1.31 Illinois resident sales tax

.90 D.C. resident sales tax

.75 Indiana and Maryland resident sales tax

5.00 Outside U.S. and Canada [for air mail]

Make the check payable to the American Bar Association.