Friday, August 17, 2012

Pronouncing Dictionary for Supreme Court Cases

Yale Law School's Eugene Fidell and a number of law and linguistics students have created a pronouncing dictionary for U.S. Supreme Court case names. The purpose of the dictionary is to "help conscientious lawyers, judges, teachers, students, and journalists correctly pronounce often-perplexing case names." The dictionary is based on textbooks, recordings, accounts by litigants or counsel, pronunciation guides, journalism, and surveys. See also the accompanying article in Green Bag.