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Articles on Law and Corpus Linguistics

Special Issue on Law & Linguistics: 36 Georgia State L. Rev. No. 5 (Spring 2020).

  1. Clark D. Cunningham & Jesse Egbert, Using Empirical Data to Investigate the Original Meaning of “Emolument” in the Constitution , 36 Georgia State L. Rev 465 (2020), available at https://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol36/iss5/6/
  2. Tammy Gales & Lawrence Solan, Revisiting a Classic Problem in Statutory Interpretation: Is a Minister a Laborer?, 36 Georgia State L. Rev 491 (2020), available at https://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol36/iss5/7/
  3. Haoshan Ren, Margaret Wood, Clark D. Cunningham, Noor Abbady, Ute Römer, Heather Kuhn & Jesse Egbert, “Questions Involving National Peace and Harmony” or “Injured Plaintiff Litigation”? The Original Meaning of “Cases” in Article III of the Constitution, 36 Georgia State L. Rev 491 (2020), available at https://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol36/iss5/8/
  4. Eleanor Miller & Heather Obelgoner, Effective But Limited: A Corpus Linguistic Analysis of the Original Public Meaning of Executive Power, 36 Georgia State L. Rev 607 (2020), available at https://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol36/iss5/9/
  5. Abigail Stout, Diana Coetzee, Ute Römer, We the Citizens?”: A Corpus Linguistic Inquiry into the Use of “People” and “Citizens” in the Founding Era, 36 Georgia State L. Rev 665 (2020), available at https://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol36/iss5/10/

BYU Law Review, Vol 2017, Issue 6 (Special Issue on Law & Corpus Linguistics)
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Stephanie H. Barclay, Brady Early & Annika Boone, Original Meaning and the Establishment Clause, 61 Ariz. L. Rev. 505 (2019), also available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3295239
Barton Beebe & Jeanne C. Fromer, Are We Running Out of Trademarks? An Empirical Study of Trademark Depletion and Congestion, 131 Harv. L.Rev. 945 (2018)
Jacob Crump, Corpus Linguistics in the Chevron Two-Step, 2018 BYU L.Rev. 399 (2018)
Clark D. Cunningham & Jesse Egbert, Using Empirical Data to Investigate the Original Meaning of “Emolument” in the Constitution, 36 Georgia State Law Review 465 (2020).
Clark D. Cunningham & Jesse Egbert, Analyzing Legal Discourse in the United States, in Routledge Handbook of Corpus Approaches to Discourse Analysis 462-80 (Eric Friginal & Jack A. Hardy eds. 2020)
Edward Finegan, Comments on James C. Phillips & Jesse Egbert, Advancing Law & Corpus Linguistics , 2017 BYU L.Rev. 1297 (2017)
Tammy Gales & Lawrence Solan, Revisiting a classic problem in statutory interpretation: Is a minister a laborer?, 36 Georgia State Law Review 491 (2020)
Neal Goldfarb, A Lawyer's Introduction to Meaning in the Framework of Corpus Linguistics, 2017 BYU L.Rev. 1359 (2018)
Stefan Th. Gries & Brian Slocum, Ordinary Meaning and Corpus Linguistics, 2017 BYU L.Rev. 1417 (2017)
James A. Heilpern, Temporary Officers, 26 Geo. Mason L.Rev. No. 3 (forthcoming 2019) (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3281292)
Carissa Bryne Hessick, Corpus Linguistics and the Criminal Law, 2017 BYU L.Rev. 1503 (2017)
Thomas R. Lee & Stephen C. Mouritsen, Judging Ordinary Meaning, 127 Yale L.J. 788 (2018)
Thomas R. Lee & James C. Phillips, Data-Driven Originalism, 167 U. Pa. L.Rev. 261 (2019)
Thomas R. Lee & Stephen C. Mouritsen, Testing Ordinary Meaning, 88 Univ of Chicago L. Rev. 275 (2021)
Jake Linford, Datamining the Meaning(s) of Progress, 2017 BYU L. Rev. 1531 (2018)
Jennifer L. Mascott, Who are "Officers of the United States"?, 70 Stan. L.Rev. 443 (2018)
Jennifer L. Mascott, The Dictionary as Specialized Corpus, 2017 BYU L. Rev. 1557 (2018)
Eleanor Miller & Heather Obelgoner, Effective But Limited: A Corpus Linguistic Analysis of the Original Public Meaning of Executive Power, 36 Georgia State L. Rev 607 (2020)
Stephen C. Mouritsen, The Dictionary is Not a Fortress: Definitional Fallacies and a Corpus-Based Approach to Plain Meaning, 2010 BYU L.Rev. 1915 (2010)
Stephen C. Mouritsen, Hard Cases and Hard Data: Assessing Corpus Linguistics as an Empirical Path to Plain Meaning, 13 Col. Sci. & Tech. L.Rev. 156 (2012)
Stephen C. Mouritsen, Corpus Linguistics in Legal Interpretation: An Evolving Interpretive Framework, 6 Int'l J. Lang. & Law 67 (2017)
Stephen C. Mouritsen, Contract Interpretation with Corpus Linguistics, 94 Wash. L. Rev. 1337 (2019)
Daniel Ortner, The Merciful Corpus: The Rule of Lenity, Ambiguity and Corpus Linguistics, 25 B.U. Pub. Int. L.J. 101 (2016)
James C. Phillips, Daniel M. Ortner & Thomas R. Lee, Corpus Linguistics & Original Public Meaning: A New Tool to Make Originalism More Empirical, 126 Yale L.J.F. 20 (2016)
James Cleith Phillips & Sara White, The Meaning of the Three Emolument Clauses in the U.S. Constitution: A Corpus-Linguistic Analysis of American English from 1760-1799, 59 S.Tex.L.Rev. 181 (2017)
James C. Phillips & Jesse Egbert, Advancing Law and Corpus Linguistics: Importing Principles and Practices from Survey and Content-Analysis Methodologies to Improve Corpus Design and Analysis, 2017 BYU L.Rev. 1589 (2017)
James C. Phillips, Benjamin Lee & Jacob Crump, Corpus Linguistics and “Officers of the United States”, 42 Harv. J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 871 (2019)
John D. Ramer, Corpus Linguistics: Misfire or More Ammo for the Ordinary-Meaning Canon?, 116 Mich. L.Rev.303 (2017)
Haoshan Ren, Margaret Wood, Clark D. Cunningham, Noor Abbady, Ute Römer, Heather Kuhn & Jesse Egbert,“Questions Involving National Peace and Harmony” or “Injured Plaintiff Litigation”? The Original Meaning of “Cases” in Article III of the Constitution, 36 Georgia State Law Review 491 (2020).
Brian Slocum & Stefan Th. Gries, Judging Corpus Linguistics, 94 S. Cal. L. Rev. Postscript 13 (2020)
Lawrence M. Solan, Can Corpus Linguistics Help Make Originalism Scientific?, 126 Yale L.J.F. 57 (2016)
Lawrence M. Solan, Patterns in Language and Law, 6 Int'l J. Lang. & Law 46 (2017)
Lawrence M. Solan and Tammy Gales, Corpus Linguistics as a Tool in Legal Interpretation, 2017 BYU L. Rev. 1311 (2018).
Lawrence B. Solum, Triangulating Public Meaning: Corpus Linguistics, Immersion, and the Constitutional Record, 2017 BYU L.Rev. 1621 (2018) (http://ssrn.com/abstract=3019494)
Abigail Stout, Diana Coetzee & Ute Römer, “We the Citizens?”: A Corpus Linguistic Inquiry into the Use of “People” and “Citizens” in the Founding Era, 36 Georgia State Law Review 665 (2020)
Lee J. Strang, How Big Data Can Increase Originalism's Methodological Rigor: Using Corpus Linguistics to Reveal Original Language Conventions, 50 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1181 (2017)
Lee J. Strang, The Original Meaning of Religion in the First Amendment: A Test Case of Originalism's Utilization of Corpus Linguistics, 2017 BYU L.Rev. 1683 (2017)
Kevin P. Tobia, Testing Ordinary Meaning: An Experimental Assessment of What Dictionary Definitions and Linguistic Usage Data Tell Legal Interpreters, 134 Harv. L. Rev 726 (2020)
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