We’re currently welcoming proposals for a new series – Law, Language & Communication. The series is edited by Anne Wagner and Vijay Kumar Bhatia.
‘Law’, ‘Language’ and ‘Communication’ are closely interwoven, and this series seeks to encourage innovative and integrated perspectives within and across the boundaries of law, language and communication, with special emphasis on issues of communication in specialised socio-legal and professional contexts.
It seeks to bring together a range of diverse and, at the same time, cumulative research traditions related to these fields to identify and encourage interdisciplinary research related to critical, cross-cultural, cross-jurisdictional, communication theory, translation and multilingualism, discourse and rhetorical, popular culture, law, film, gender and visual studies (amongst many others).
The scope of the series extends to three kinds of orientation:
* law with a strong focus on its interpretation and application to human rights, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
* legal linguistics, with a focus on legal drafting, terminology and translation
* legal communication in intercultural, cross-cultural and cross-jurisdictional contexts
The series welcomes proposals – both edited collections as well as single-authored monographs – emphasizing critical approaches to law, language and communication, identifying and discussing issues, proposing solutions to problems, offering analyses in areas such as legal construction, interpretation, translation and de-codification.