‘Legal Theory Lexicon: Corpus Linguistics’

“Law students quickly learn that the interpretation of legal texts is an important component of legal practice. Legal disputes frequently turn on the meaning of a contract, will, rule, regulation, statute, or constitutional provision. How do we determine the meaning of legal texts? One possibility is that judges could consult their linguistic intuitions. Another possibility is the use of dictionaries …” (more)

[Lawrence Solum, Legal Theory Blog, 13 January]

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