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Linguistics in pursuit of justice

Author: John Baugh
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is fundamentally about fairness. It also explores some of the ways that linguistics can be employed to promote fairness. The origin of this work owes much to the vision of my mentor, William Labov, who first came to my attention when I had an opportunity to read his tremendously important and influential article, "The Logic of Nonstandard English"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Baugh
ISBN: 9781107153455 110715345X
OCLC Number: 1001905697
Description: xx, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Linguistics, life, and death --
Linguistics, injustice, and inequality --
Some linguistic and legal consequences of slavery in the United States --
Linguistic profiling --
Earwitness testimony and unbiased formulation of auditory line-ups --
Dialect identification and discrimination in the United States --
Formulating discrimination: dimensions of a historical hardship index --
Linguistic harassment --
Linguistic contributions to the advancement of justice --
Shall we overcome?.
Responsibility: John Baugh.

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This book will be of interest to readers who want to learn about how linguistic research can inform legal matters and policies that promote social equity, with emphasis on overcoming racism, sexism,  Read more...

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