Deutsche Gesellschaft
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Words, signs and signifying concepts

Jan BroekmanFrank Fleerackers

pp. 21-40


The sign-character of legal expressions, unveiled by semiotic approaches, relates to the main features of the world around individuals and thus constitutes their biography. Major headlines of Kevelson's biography are presented in this chapter—her early empowering of women's emancipationist movements as well as her late academic and international scientific career. The latter lead to bibliographical notes and her perhaps not final bibliography we offer. However, this Brief provides a most recent, corrected and completed Kevelson bibliography, which is prepared in this chapter. Of importance is our observation that any such bibliography should consist in two parts: a pre-academic and an academic part. The first is lost and only vaguely mirrored in the second. Available data and techniques, as well as limitations of the work are thoroughly discussed. The most important signifying concepts are presented and discussed in this chapter; they are (a) dynamism, (b) textuality, and (c) pragmatism.

Publication details

Published in:

Broekman Jan, Fleerackers Frank (2018) Legal signs fascinate: Kevelson's research on semiotics. Dordrecht, Springer.

Seiten: 21-40

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-69520-4_3


Broekman Jan, Fleerackers Frank (2018) Words, signs and signifying concepts, In: Legal signs fascinate, Dordrecht, Springer, 21–40.