Overview on using linguistics for legal interpretation:

CorpusCast, Dr. Robbie Love, Aston University, UK
Episode 11: Professor Ute Roemer & Professor Clark D. Cunningham on Legal Interpretation (length 53 minutes), also available on YouTube

Clark D. Cunningham, Lawyers and Linguists Collaborate in Using Corpus Linguistics to Produce New Insights Into Original Meaning, 36 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. vi (2020), available at (8 page overview of judicial use of corpus linguistics and summary of five articles applying corpus linguistics to constitutional and statutory interpretation published in Special Issue on Law & Linguistics, 36 Georgia State L. Rev. No. 5 (Spring 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), working paper version published on the Social Science Research Network at: (18 page book chapter providing examples, dating from the mid-1990s to the present, where corpus-based research either has been offered to American courts or initiated and used directly by judges themselves; two detailed case studies are included).

Clark D. Cunningham, "Teaching lawyers about using corpus lingustics"(ppt) (Slides as pdf) (Presented September 21, 2018, 14th American Association for Corpus Linguistics Conference)

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