Law and Language special workshop. IVR Congress 2017, Lisbon. Book of Abstracts
Abstracts of International Legal Philosophy Congress in Lisbon 2017
Abstracts for report Anton Didikin at Lisbon Congress
In this book are collected papers of the authors who discuss the ethical and anthropological characteristics of the contemporary law in the situation of methodological pluralism in the context of debates about classical and postclassical paradigms of scientific knowledge in legal science
«Bankruptcy» Concept Within the Legal Linguistics Coordinates: Russian–English–French Approximations
The article addresses the notion of bankruptcy as perceived by speakers of current Russian, English and French languages both lawyers and participants in professional communication from other trades. Semantic structure of the term is identified based on its lexicographic and regulatory definitions.
The author considers the problems of the linguistic and extra-linguistic aspects which law students come across while learning German legal terminology lexicon of FRG law and in the course of its implementation in the sphere of professional communication.
Pleonastic Constructions In English Legal Texts
Quite a number of English legal texts, featuring largely contract law, provide linguistic evidence of both terminology, and/or commonly used vocabulary, with semantically identical or related meaning used at a time within the same text sequences. Such constructions appear challenging for taxonomic classification by linguists and lawyers alike. An analysis of examples allows for attributing such usage samples to pleonastic constructions typical for the legal language.
This paper is divided into three parts: it first gives an historical analysis of the legal concept of 'no man's land' (in Latin: terra nullius) and its role in legal and theological controversies surrounding the colonisation of the Americas. It then goes on to show how these Hispanic debates form the basis for Locke's views in the matter. Finally, it addresses the question to which extent Locke's erroneous presumptions still shape contemporary legal discourse. To this end, the 1992 landmark decision of the Australian High Court in Mabo v Queensland is analysed in depth. Even though the court was right in rescinding the concept of terra nullius, the judges were insufficiently aware of its colonial roots.
The collection of papers presents an overview of the study of the analytic legal philosophy in Russia.