Associate 1997-98

Douglas A Kibbee


Law and Language: Language of the Workplace in International and Theoretical Perspective

The language of the workplace has been a focus of recent language legislation in the United States (both state and federal), France and Quebec, and also has a history of court action in each polity. In this project, Professor Kibbee will study the specifics of these laws and judicial decisions to provide first a cross-cultural comparison of the context of the laws, and then an analysis of the implications of such efforts for linguistic theory and human rights issues.