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Language in the legal process

Author: Janet Cotterill
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
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In this new paperback edition of Language in the Legal Process, linguists and lawyers from a range of countries and legal systems explore the language of the law and its participants, beginning with the role of the forensic linguist in legal proceedings, either as expert witness or in legal language reform. Subsequent chapters analyse different aspects of language and interaction in the chain of events from a police  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Language in the legal process.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2002
(DLC) 2002022017
(OCoLC)49305521
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Cotterill
ISBN: 0230522777 9780230522770 128056329X 9781280563294
OCLC Number: 77526282
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 276 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part I. The linguist in the legal process --
To testify or not to testify? / Roger W. Shuy --
Whose voice is it? Invented and concealed dialogue in written records of verbal evidence produced by the police / Malcolm Coulthard --
Textual barriers to United States immigration / Gail Stygall --
The language and law of product warnings / Peter M. Tiersma --
Part II. The language of the police and the police interview --
'I just need to ask somebody some questions': sensitivities in domestic dispute calls / Karen Tracy, and Robert R. Agne --
So ...?: pragmatic implications of so-prefaced questions in formal police interviews / Alison Johnson --
'Three's a crowd': shifting dynamics in the interpreted interview / Sonia Russell --
The Miranda warnings and linguistic coercion: the role of footing in the interrogation of a limited-English-speaking murder suspect / Susan Berk-Seligson --
Part III. The language of the courtroom I: lawyers and witnesses --
Just one more time ... ': aspects of intertextuality in the trials of O.J. Simpson / Janet Cotterill --
'Evidence given in unequivocal terms': gaining consent of aboriginal young people in court / Diana Eades --
The Clinton scandal: some legal lessons from linguistics / Lawrence M. Solan --
Understanding the other: a case of mis-interpreting culture-specific utterances during alternative dispute resolution / Rosemary Moeketsi --
Part IV. --
The language of the courtroom II: judges and juries --
The meaning of 'I go bankrupt': an essay in forensic linguistics / Stan Bernstein --
'If you were standing in Marks and Spencers': narrativisation and comprehension in the English summing-up / Chris Heffer --
Reasonable doubt about reasonable doubt: assessing jury instruction adequacy in a capital case / Bethany K. Dumas --
Discipline and punishment in the discourse of legal decisions on rape trials / Debora de Carvalho Figueiredo.
Responsibility: edited by Janet Cotterill.
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