国际贸易与气候变化：经济、法律和制度分析[International Trade and Climate Change:Economic,Legal,and Institutional Perspectives]
Technical and Legal Aspects of the Regimes of the Continental Shelf and the Area
The book is a result of teaching Comparative Law at Penza State University from 2004 till present time. It contains analysis of leading legal systems of contemporary world from different legal families. Every Legal System is a combination of laws (sometimes of precedents and customs), legal culture and legal institutions (including the courts), legal education and people in the legal profession. Legal Systems of different countries: Great Britain, USA, France, Germany, Scandinavian states, China, Japan, Turkey, India, Russia are analyzed in the monograph. This book aims at non-English speaking students, who desire to improve their skills in English and foreign colleagues, aspiring to understand Russian version of legal evolution and present condition of global legal order. Монография является результатом преподавания сравнительного правоведения в Пензенском государственном университете начиная с 2004 г. и по настоящее время. Каждая правовая система рассмотрена как сочетание законов (иногда прецедентов и обычаев), правовой культуры и правовых институтов, в том числе в судах, юридического образования и юридической профессии. Содержится анализ ведущих правовых систем Великобритании, США, Франции, Германии, Скандинавских государств, Китая, Японии, Турции, Индии, России. Издание адресовано российским студентам-юристам, желающим улучшить свое знание английского языка. 2-е издание. Издание полностью на английском языке.
This book introduces ideas about word meaning in the context of law. It analyzes cases from common law jurisdictions that concern the meaning, definition and legal status of individual words, labels and categories. The focus is on the question of how law assigns authority over word meaning in different circumstances and in different domains of law.
Legal authorities alone are helpless in the interpretation of certain lexical items in legal drafting.Legal knowlege is dependent substantially on linguistic knowledge in spite of the long held view of legal authorities that the law should not be made subservient to grammar. In this compelling book, the author highlights the centrality of modal verbs to the understanding of constitutional provisions, using the 1979 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as example. The study relies on the pragmatic insights of speech acts and the deontic/epistemic components of syntax to show that understanding the orientation and direction of the communication in a modal verb is a neccesary requirement for the interpretation of its constitutional import. The book asserts that the nature of authoritative assertiveness of the state in every modern democracy makes the use of modals such as ''shall'', ''will'' and ''may'', which are draconian in provision essential and useful.
This book is a collection of some of the recent research papers carried out by the author. The first paper deals with the relationship between language and gender. The second paper reviews the research on cognitive theory, with special reference to listening comprehension skill. The third and fourth papers deal with the skill of L2 writing from different perspectives. The fifth paper examines the skill of L2 reading from linguistic, cognitive, and cultural perspectives. The sixth paper deals with L2 learners'' grammaticality judgments. The seventh and eighth papers deal with different aspects of L2 writing from both linguistic and cognitive perspectives. The ninth and tenth papers belong to the areas of contrastive linguistics and translation, respectively.
The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track until the recession hits and she is downsized, furloughed, and escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, all for a slim chance of getting rehired. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about. Samantha s new job takes her into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack. But some of the locals aren't so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town, and within weeks Samantha is engulfed in litigation that turns deadly. Because like most small towns, Brady harbors big secrets that some will kill to conceal. [An] important new novel . . . superior entertainment. The Washington Post Powerful . . . a satisfying, old-fashioned, good guy/bad guy legal thriller. The Christian Science Monitor Yes, Gray Mountain is fiction. But after reading the book, you'll believe heroic action must be taken. USA Today Grisham has written one of his best legal dramas. Associated Press
Nigerian English in Sociolinguistic Perspectives: Linguistic and Literary Paradigms - a Festschrift in Honour of Funso Akere is intended to celebrate Professor Funso Akere''s achievements as one of Nigeria''s foremost linguists and international scholars, as well as to commemorate his 70th birthday on the 14th of April 2010. The title of the book reflects both Professor Akere''s area of specialization, which is sociolinguistics, and the twin linguistic and literary enterprise of the Department of English, University of Lagos, Nigeria, where his research interests and activities were nurtured during the greater part of his career. Altogether thirty-seven papers are contributed by scholars from all over the country under nine different sections. These papers form a rich collection that gives adequate coverage to the phenomenon of Nigerian English from diverse sociolinguistic perspectives, which linguists studying the ''new Englishes'' will, hopefully, find richly satisfying.