End of ADS-L Digest - 12 May 1995 to 13 May 1995 ************************************************ There are 5 messages totalling 161 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Electronic Newsletter: Language and Law (Second Call) 2. 1995 Candidates "Word of the Year" 3. Makes no nevermind (2) 4. fiddler's invitation (fwd) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 15 May 1995 10:36:58 -0500 From: "Bethany Dumas, UTK" Subject: Electronic Newsletter: Language and Law (Second Call) MEMORANDUM ON LANGUAGE AND LAW 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 permission. 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]utkvx.utk.edu 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. REFERENCES 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.