A word, when used in a piece of text, usually denotes only one meaning out of the multiple meanings it is inherently capable of bearing. The general observation is that it is the context that determines which meaning of the word should be considered. This observation, as a logical consequence, leads us to identify the context responsible for meaning variation of a word. The general view is that identification of context depends heavily on intuitive abilities of a language user.
Should law have a specific language?
Chair: Antonello Miranda, University of Palermo. Speakers: Professor Giuliana Garzone, University of Milan; Dr Karen McAufflin, University of Exeter.
The language of the law in multilingual contexts
Chair: Hayley Rogers, Office of Parliamentary Counsel. Speaker; William Robinson Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Susan Wright, Director in the Translation Directorate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Law and context
Chair: Jonathan Teasdale, Sir William Dale Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Speaker: Professor Ann Nowak, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Central Islip, NY (via Skype); Dr Giulia Adriana Pennisi, University of Palermo.
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