Our word is our bond : how legal speech acts /

"This book investigates modern law's relation to language in the context of such divergent views. To those who ask, "What is law?" the book argues that answers today lie in exploring further law's relations to claiming and hearing. Claims assert truths and demand recognition...

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Main Author: Constable, Marianne
Format: Book
Published: Stanford, California : Stanford Law Books, an imprint of Stanford University Press, [2014]
Series:Cultural lives of law
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : Obama's oaths
  • How to do things with law
  • Learning by the rules
  • Legal acts as social acts
  • When words go wrong
  • Conclusion: The name of the law