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Language crimes : the use and abuse of language evidence in the courtroom

Author: Roger W Shuy
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, USA : Blackwell, 1993.
Series: Language library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of some of the cases in which Roger Shuy, as a linguist, has served as an expert witness. They include the trial of automobile executive John DeLorean and the US Senate hearing  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger W Shuy
ISBN: 0631186182 9780631186182 063120153X 9780631201533
OCLC Number: 25874186
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxii, 208 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: New Directions --
Misconceptions about Language in Law Cases --
Bribery --
Offering Bribes --
Agreeing --
Threatening --
Admitting --
Telling the Truth versus Perjury --
Promising --
Asking Questions --
On Testifying.
Series Title: Language library.
Responsibility: Roger W. Shuy.

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"Roger Shuya s book explores some of the most fascinating trials in recent times. His use of linguistic analysis in hearings that involve crimes of language is stunningly creative and makes for Read more...

 
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