New York City associate Stephen C. Mouritsen published another corpus linguistics article, this time in the most recent issue of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review.
This Cravath, Swaine & Moore attorney--and BYU 2010 law
graduate--argues that the legal interpretation of a word's meaning can
best be empirically determined in Hard Cases and Hard Data: Assessing Corpus Linguistics as an Empirical Path to Plain Meaning.
His prior article, The Dictionary is Not a Fortress: Definitional Fallacies and a Corpus-Based Approach to Plain Meaning, 2010 BYU Law Review 1915-1979, was cited last summer by Adam Liptak in a New York Times article on plain meaning and statutory construction.