Linguistics meets “legalese”


“Linguistics meets ‘legalese’: syntax, semantics, and jury instruction reform,” a report on recent research of the Plain English Jury Instruction Project, will be presented at the 2014 Linguistics Society of America Annual Meeting, January 2-5 in Minneapolis. This joint initiative of the Massachusetts Bar Association and Northeastern University involves Principal Investigator Janet Randall, two graduate students, and five undergraduates and is supported by funding from the CSSH’s Research Development Fund and Undergraduate Research Initiative.