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Правовая лингвистика в США: научное наследие Питера М. Тиерсмы

Политическая лингвистика. 2015. № 3 (53). С. 250-256.
Власенко С. В.

The paper features the scholarly legacy of a prolific American legal linguist, Peter M. Tiersma (1952–2014) whose contribution to the development of this discipline is significant and highlights his scholarly works, stances on the history and formation of the English legal language and texts, as well as the interaction between language and the law – his primary research challenge elaborated on across his multiple research papers. Tiersma’s significant legacy covers, inter alia, such research fields as forensic linguist as witness and linguistic expert analysis, legal textology, courtroom discourse and legal communication, legal lexicography and terminography, to name but a few, which were merited by the scholar’s attention at different periods of his academic career. The article introduces Lawrence Solan’s remembrances of the late scholar whose contribution into exploring legal linguistics and discourse, given the international outreach and worldwide citation of the scholar’s works, cannot be overestimated. The ongoing topicality of Tiersma’s research areas is exemplified by references to works by forensic linguists from various countries.