‘Law’, ‘Language’ and ‘Communication’ are closely interwoven and hence should not be examined in isolation. The Ashgate series on Law, Language and Communication encourages 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.
The series seeks to bring together 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; and, legal communication in intercultural, cross-cultural and cross-jurisdictional contexts.
The Law, Language and Communication series editors are Anne Wagner, Faculté de droit, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, France and Vijay Kumar Bhatia, Department of English, City University of Hong Kong.
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.
Books already published in the series:
Discourse and Practice in International Commercial Arbitration – Vijay K. Bhatia, Christopher N. Candlin and Maurizio Gotti
Transparency, Power, and Control – Vijay K. Bhatia, Christoph A. Hafner, Lindsay Miller and Anne Wagner
Exploring Courtroom Discourse – Anne Wagner and Le Cheng
Stories About Science in Law – David S. Caudill