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Fighting over WordsLanguage and Civil Law Cases$
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Roger W. Shuy

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195328837

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.001.0001

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Interpreting State Code

Interpreting State Code

State of Nevada v. Preferred Equities Corporation

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(p.37) CHAPTER 4 Interpreting State Code
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Fighting over Words
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Roger W. Shuy (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0005

Free shuttle buses that are often used to transport clients or customers from one designated location to another are usually not permitted to compete with common carrier transportation. One such company was accused of violating the state code for picking up nonauthorized customers as it transported people between hotels and casinos. The defendant argued that the wording of the state code was ambiguous and unclear. Semantic analysis of the words “effectively,” “limits,” “customer,” and “trip” framed the linguistic contribution to this case.

Keywords:   state code, ambiguous, semantics, transportation, linguistic

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