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Communicating the Law: An Optimality-Theoretic Account of Inference for Legal Interpretation

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posted on 28.05.2019, 05:33 by DAVID DAR WEI TAN
This thesis argues that to interpret the law, there need to be rules for drawing conclusions about the correct interpretation of legal texts. This thesis assumes that these rules are linguistic rules and will show how they can be systematised using three linguistic theories: Optimality Theory, Relevance Theory, and Levinson's theory of presumptive meanings.

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Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Patrick Emerton

Additional supervisor 1

Jeffrey Goldsworthy

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

Law

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Law

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