Metaphor in Legal Discourse
This book explores different aspects of metaphoricity in legal discourse, from court proceedings and written institutionalised texts to judges’ argumentation and in spoken records, among others. It brings together linguists and law professionals from six different countries to investigate metaphor as a conceptual phenomenon accessible through language and, more specifically, through actual linguistic contexts of use.
Inesa Šeškauskienė earned her PhD in Linguistics from Vilnius University, Lithuania, in 1995, and has been affiliated with this institution since her graduation. She has conducted research at Uppsala University, Sweden, Oxford University, and the University of Toronto, and spent six months in the University of California in Berkeley as a Fulbright Scholar. Her research focuses on metaphoricity in different types of discourse, space, and learner language.
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