Terrence R. Carney and L Bergh (University of South Africa and University of the Free State) have posted Using Prototype Theory to Determine the Ordinary Meaning of Words (Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law, Vol. 79, p. 486-495, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
There are a number of ways to determine the ordinary meaning of words, amongst others corpus linguistic and frame semantic approaches – which are not discussed in this note. For the purpose of this note we would like to introduce legal scholars and practitioners to prototype theory, which is possibly one of the best cognitive means to interpret meaning in judicial matters.