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Courtroom talk and neocolonial control

Author: Diana Eades
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2008.
Series: Language, power, and social process, 22.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book uses critical sociolinguistic analysis to examine the social consequences of courtroom talk. The focus of the study is the cross-examination of three Australian Aboriginal boys who were prosecution witnesses in the case of six police officers charged with their abduction. The analysis reveals how the language mechanisms allowed by courtroom rules of evidence serve to legitimize neocolonial control over  Read more...
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Eades, Diana, 1953-
Courtroom talk and neocolonial control.
Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2008
(DLC) 2008023748
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Eades
ISBN: 9783110208320 3110208326 3110204827 9783110204827 3110204835 9783110204834
OCLC Number: 460042681
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 389 pages).
Contents: Setting the theoretical scene --
The societal and institutional struggle --
Features of Aboriginal English communicative style --
Lexical strategies --
Linguistic mechanisms for identity construction --
Absolutely no regard whatsoever for law and order : David --
More court appearances than some solicitors : Albert --
Not a person to be overborne: Barry --
No fear of the police : closing the Pinkenba case --
Developments since the Pinkenba case --
The power of courtroom talk.
Series Title: Language, power, and social process, 22.
Responsibility: by Diana Eades.
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Examines the social consequences of courtroom talk through detailed investigation of the cross-examination of three Australian Aboriginal boys in the case against six police officers charged with  Read more...

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