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The language of bribery cases

Author: Roger W Shuy
Publisher: New York Oxford University Press 2014, 2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title describes ten bribery-related court cases for which the author served as an expert language witness. The cases described include the bribery or alleged bribery of United States senators, congressmen, judges, businessmen, and brothel owners, among others. Shuy describes the often-unused linguistic analytical tools that are available to both the prosecution and defence as they argue these cases. His  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger W Shuy
ISBN: 9780199945139 0199945136 9780199345922 0199345929
OCLC Number: 869485720
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1 Introduction to the language of bribery ; 2 Bribery: a brief history and background ; 3 The linguistic tools for dealing with bribery ; 4 The crystal-clear bribery events of U. S. Congressmen Ozzie Myers and Richard Kelly ; 5 The aborted bribery event of U. S. Senator Larry Pressler ; 6 The camouflaged bribery events of businessmen Kenneth McDonald and Milton McGregor ; 7 The bribery event that continued after the target said "no": the case of U. S. Senator Harrison A. Williams ; 8 The entrapment bribery event of taxpayer Vaughn Sligh ; 9 The business transaction event that morphed into a bribery event: the case of Texas state legislator Billy Clayton ; 10 The bungled rejection of a bribery event by Nevada brothel commissioners John Poli and John McNown ; 11 The coded bribery event of Federal Judge Alcee Hastings ; 12 The manipulated bribery event of businessman Paul Manziel ; 13 The bribery event that never happened: the case of businessman Vernon Drabek ; 14 The role of linguistic analysis in bribery cases ; 15 The legal context of bribery language and law ; References
Responsibility: Roger W. Shuy

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