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Credibility in court

Author: Marco Jacquemet
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Studies in interactional sociolinguistics, 0014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

This study combines analysis of actual talk and power technologies with a reflection on the communicative representation of cultural constructs such as truth and credibility to examine shifting  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marco Jacquemet
ISBN: 9780521121286 0521121280
OCLC Number: 868282400
Description: XII, 324 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: men of honour, men of truth; Part I. Constructing a Criminal World: 2. For a history of the present: how belonging to a community became a crime; 3. The simulacra of the pentiti; Part II. Constructing a convincing world: 4. On credibility (the pentito and the judge); 5. On knowledge (pentiti's narrative strategies); Part III. Constructing a Reliable World: 6. On indirectness (pentito v. defence lawyer); 7. On accountability (pentito v. judge); Part IV. Constructing an antagonistic world: 8. On respect (pentito v. defendant); 9. On truth (pentito v. pentito) ; Conclusions: 10. Justice, discourse, and society.
Series Title: Studies in interactional sociolinguistics, 0014
Responsibility: Marco Jacquemet.


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