We are delighted to announce the publication of “Legal-Lay Communication: Textual Travels in the Law”. This new book, published by Oxford University Press, provides a particular perspective on communication between legal professionals and those they encounter in their work by paying special attention to the transformation and ‘travel’ of texts as part of that communication.
You can find out more about the book here: http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746842.001.0001/acprof-9780199746842
Cardiff Language and Law (CaLL) is both a research group and a research network. As a research group, we are located in the Centre for Language and Communication Research in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy of Cardiff University. We have a strong tradition in language and law research and we run a well-established MA in Forensic Linguistics as well as supervising students on language and law topics. As a research network, we provide a focus for anyone working at the interface between language/communication and the law.
This weblog, then, does two things. First it gives information about the work we do as a research group at Cardiff. The weblog showcases our current research projects and publicises relevant talks, seminars, workshops and conferences held in the Centre for Language and Communication Research. Secondly, it encourages the development of a research network – a community of researchers and practitioners working in the general area of language and law.
We are interested in collaborating with researchers in other Schools within Cardiff and those at other institutions working in the field of language and law, broadly conceived. We aim more generally to facilitate, encourage and undertake collaborative research between legal practitioners.
Please get in touch if you are interested in participating in the CaLL network.
The Cardiff Language and Law Group