Diversity and Tolerance in Socio-legal Contexts: Explorations in the Semiotics of Law

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Anne Wagner, Vijay Kumar Bhatia
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Law - 250 pages
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The book explores how the various disciplines of law and linguistics can help us understand the nature of 'Diversity and Tolerance' - both oral and written - and how it might be clarified to avoid fear and conflicts. It presents and examines the most recent research and theories at national level and on the international scene.
 

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Contents

The International Dual Nature of Law Tolerance and Diversity
1
The Semiotic Foundation of Diversity and Tolerance
9
Tolerance Pluralism and Fighting Faiths Seeking the Sources of US Constitutional Meaning
11
When the Law Speaks Acts of Intolerance Threats to GroupIdentity and Confidence in Law and Rights
21
Mediated Semiosis in the Courtroom NonVerbal Communicators and the Usefulness of Audio Video Technology as a Tool by which to Oversee Justice
41
The Roma Way
65
Une Certaine Idee de lHomme une Certaine Idée de la France the Rhetorical Construction of Tolerance in French Political Discourse
81
Shifts in the Concept of War New War Terminology and its Legal Consequences
103
Legality beyond the Scope of Policy
137
On SightOn Site Visuality in Native Title Claims Can We Even Speak?
149
Race Class and the Supreme Court Rodriguez v San Antonio Independent School District 1973
167
Legal Terms across Communities Divergence behind Convergence in Law
181
Women as Legal Subjects and Objects in Contemporary China
191
Researching Exploration in the Semiotics of the Law
211
Bibliography
221
Index
243

Case Analyses of Diversity and Tolerance
117
Branding Barcelona Semiotic Considerations in Contemporary Sovereignty
119

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Anne Wagner, is an Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics., Université du Littoral CÃ ́te d'Opale, France. She is the President of the International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law (Springer). Her main research interests include legal language, law and semiotics, contemporary legal theory, law and literature. She is one of the editors of special issues published in the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law and has also published extensively on these issues in a variety of scholarly venues. Vijay K. Bhatia is a Visiting Professor in the Department of English and Communication at City University of Hong Kong. He has published widely on legal discourse. He is best known for his work Genre Analysis of legal genres. He has worked on several research projects, two of which are Analyzing Genre-bending in Corporate Disclosure Documents, and International Arbitration Practice: A Discourse Analytical Study, in which he leads research teams from about 20 countries, which consist of specialists from law, arbitration, and discourse analysis.

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