Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 23:18:24 -0400
From: "Bethany Dumas, UTK" DUMASB[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTKVX.BITNET
Subject: LJP Issue #2 is Now Available for Web-Browsing
INVITATION TO VIEW LJP, ISSUE #2
You are invited to browse Language in the Judicial Process, an electronic
joiurnal of language and law available on the World Wide Web at
http://hamlet.la.utk.edu. Issue #2, which went online this week, contains
* Abstracts of all papers given at the Second Conference of the International
Association of Forensic Linguists. (This section includes a photograph of
the editor relaxing "down under.")
* A description of and ordering information for the fall 1995 issue of
Washington University Law Quarterly (Vol. 73, No. 3), a special issue
focusing on linguistics and law. Its centerpiece is the transcript of an
interdisciplinary conference held this spring, entitled, "What is Meaning in a
Legal Text? A Dialogue Among Scholars of Law and Linguistics," which
was sponsored by Northwestern University and Washington University
Law School. In addition, it contains 7 essays by conference participants and
18 essays by other scholars (primarily from the law) offering commentary
on the themes of the conference: meaning and interpretation in legal
contexts, and the possibilities for intellectual as well as practical
collaboration between the two disciplines.
* Information about "Language Legislation and Linguistic Rights": An
International Conference to be hosted by The University of Illinois March
21-23, 1996. A select group of speakers from around the world will address
linguistic issues such as language and culture, language and power, bilingualism
and the linguistic aspects of social issues such as community vs. individual rig
cultural survival, and free trade. Organizers are Dennis E. Baron (English),
Eyamba Bokamba (English as an International Language, C. C. Cheng (Language
Learning Laboratory), Braj B. Kachru (Linguistics), and Douglas A. Kibbee
* Details about online (and other) versions of "The Legal List."
* New citations.
[Issue #1 (June 1995) remains available for browsing.]
Coming in Issue #3:
* A database of cases dealing with foreign- and sign-language interpreting
and the legal system.
* A companion database of articles and book titles related to foreign- and
sign-language interpreting and the legal system.
* More citations and summaries.
Bethany K. Dumas
Editor, Language in the Judicial Process
Bethany K. Dumas, J.D.., Ph.D. | Applied Linguistics, Language & Law
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