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Exploring courtroom discourse : the language of power and control

Author: Anne Wagner
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate, ©2011.
Series: Law, language and communication
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a combination of practical, empirical research data and theoretical reflection to provide a comparative view of language and discourse in the courtroom. This work explores how the various  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Wagner
ISBN: 9781409423485 1409423484 9781409423478 1409423476
OCLC Number: 741932368
Description: 267 S.
Contents: Contents: Foreword: power of and to language in law, Deborah Cao; Language, power and control in courtroom discourse, Anne Wagner and Le Cheng; Part I Power and Control in Language: Understanding courtroom communication through cultural scripts, Kim McCaul; Witnesses on trial: address and referring terms in US cases, Sarah Dettenwanger; (False) confessions become compelling at trial, Gillian Grebler; The role of metadiscourse in counsels' questions, Silvia Cavalieri; Constructing legal narratives: client-lawyer stories, Flora Di Donato. Part II Power and Control Behind Language: Magical images in law, Christine A. Corcos; The construction of admissions of fault through American rules of evidence: speech, silence and significance in the legal creation of liability, Janet Ainsworth; The construction of truth in legal decision-making, Petrina Schiavi; Hidden penalties faced by non-English speakers in the UK criminal justice system: an interpreting perspective, Roxana Rycroft; Language alternation in Kenyan and Malaysian courts, Richard Powell and Maya Khemlani David; The place of arbitration in online proceedings as a simulacrum, Joanna Jemielniak; Index.
Series Title: Law, language and communication
Responsibility: ed. by Anne Wagner and Le Cheng.

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