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Deceptive ambiguity by police and prosecutors

Author: Roger W Shuy
Publisher: New York, NY Oxford University Press 2017.
Series: Oxford studies in language and law
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ambiguity is commonly considered unintentional while deception is considered intentional. Here, Roger W. Shuy describes fifteen criminal cases in which police, prosecutors, and undercover agents used deceptive ambiguity with criminal suspects and defendants, many times giving evidence of being intentionally constructed through the manipulation of the speech events, schemas, agendas, speech acts, strategies, lexicon,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger W Shuy
ISBN: 9780190669928 0190669926
OCLC Number: 1010737147
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2017.
Description: 1 Online-Ressource.
Series Title: Oxford studies in language and law
Responsibility: Roger W. Shuy.

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Ambiguity is commonly considered unintentional while deception is considered intentional. Here, Roger W. Shuy describes fifteen criminal cases in which police, prosecutors, and undercover agents used deceptive ambiguity with criminal suspects and defendants, many times giving evidence of being intentionally constructed through the manipulation of the speech events, schemas, agendas, speech acts, strategies, lexicon, and grammar.

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"In Deceptive Ambiguity, Dr. Roger Shuy, founder and doyen of Forensic Linguistics in the US, once more reveals his genius for explaining the linguistics of real-world situations. Deception is a Read more...

 
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