Canons of statutory construction are general rules for construing text. The canons include linguistic canons that are based on grammatical rules and presumptions about usage. The canons also include substantive canons that incorporate policy-based assumptions about legislative intent.
Some linguistic canons are found in Title 1 United States Code, 1-8, General Provisions, Rules of Construction.
For more information about the Canons of Statutory Construction, with detailed analysis, see: