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Benjamin Shaer

Adjunct Research Professor

Degrees:A.B. (Dartmouth), Dip.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D. (McGill), J.D. (Toronto), of the Bar of Ontario

Dr. Shaer’s research involves the application of current work in syntax, semantics, and pragmatics to practical and theoretical issues in legal interpretation.

Dr. Shaer is also an Adjunct Research Professor in the School of Linguistics and Language Studies.

Recent publications:

2013. (Guest editor.) Canadian Journal of Linguistics 58(1). Special issue: Temporal and Modal Dimensions of Legal Discourses.

2013. Introduction. Canadian Journal of Linguistics 58(1): 1–12.

2013. (With Nicholas Allott.) “Some Linguistic Properties of Legal Notices”. Canadian Journal of Linguistics 58(1): 43–62.

2013. (With Graham Katz.) “Temporal Modifiers and the Rogers-Aliant Dispute”. Canadian Journal of Linguistics 58(1): 85–103.

2013. “Toward a Cognitive Science of Legal Interpretation”. In Michael Freeman and Fiona Smith (eds.), Law and Language: Current Legal Issues 15,  259–91. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2012. “Bilingualism in Canadian Contract Law: The Rogers-Aliant Dispute”. Rechtsgeleerd Magzijn Themis 173: 300–6.

2010. Recension de Paul W. Kahn, The cultural study of law: Reconstructing legal scholarship (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1999) (trans. F. Miquet). Archives de Philosophie du droit 53: 523–26.