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Grammar for Lawyers

Grammar for Lawyers

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  • Author(s): Michael Meehan, Graham Tulloch
  • Brand: LexisNexis
  • Edition: 3 Ed Indian Rp 2017
  • ISBN 13 9789350359129
  • Approx. Pages 130 + Contents
  • Format Hardbound
  • Approx. Product Size 24 x 16 cms
  • Delivery Time Normally 7-9 working days

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Description
Grammar for Lawyers offers a succinct and practical guide to effective legal writing and precise legal reading, drawing on both the expertise of professional grammarians and the analytical skills of judges in interpreting legal writing in the courts. The importance of understanding basic grammatical principles is placed in the context of judicial comment and analysis from Australia and other common law jurisdictions. In this essential handbook to correct English usage, the authors detail the uses of grammar (parts of speech, parts of a sentence and suggest effective legal writing techniques. Common grammar problems are identified and incorrect or awkward usage that may lead to legal problems is discussed.
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Contents
1.     The Defence of Grammar
        Introduction
        Kinds of grammar
        The uses of grammar
2.     Grammar in Practice
        Introduction
        Parts of a word
        Parts of Speech
        Parts of a Sentence
3.     Effective Legal Writing
        General principles
        Addressing your reader
        Finding the conceptual structure
        Effective style
        English grammar and effective legal writing
        Hard cases, problem words
        Changing meanings
        Terms easily confused
        Common grammar problems
         Punctuation
4.     Conclusion — Grammar and the Law
Suggested Further Reading
Index
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Author Details
Michael Meehan
is an Emeritus Professor and former Head of the School of Communication and creative Arts at Deakin University. He has published several successful novels and has over 25 years ' experience working with judges, magistrates and law firms in the areas of legal writing and drafting. 
Graham Tullloch is a Professor of English in the School of Humanities at Flinder's University with extensive experience teaching English language and literature. A primary focus of his research has been the language of Scottish literature. He has also edited a number of Scottish and Australian Literary works.
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