Joseph Devney Joseph J. Devney, Linguist

Language and Law

Advice on making contract language more understandable to non-lawyers.

Discourse analysis: Interviews, conversations, phone calls, etc. What exactly is being said? What is being implied? What are the conversational dynamics? What one statement means may depend on what came long before it.

Product liability: A problem with a product might be its instructions or owner's manual. I can provide advice on writing an effective owner's manual, or analyze an owner's manual that is the subject of a lawsuit. 


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