This volume widens the scope of Legal Linguistics from the traditional focus on performative texts like statutes to the popularization of legal knowledge for different purposes. The chapters, written in English, German or French, discuss the theoretical basis and methods and investigate popularization efforts by national institutions, law firms and community websites. The objects of study cover a variety of modes and media from different national contexts reaching from print folders over online written texts to YouTube videos and movies.
Jan Engberg is Professor of Knowledge Communication at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Karin Luttermann is Professor of German Language and Linguistics at the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany.
Silvia Cacchiani is research fellow in English Language and Translation at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Chiara Preite is Associate Professor in French Language and Translation at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.