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Legal-lay communication : textual travels in the law

Author: Chris Heffer; Frances Rock; John M Conley
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
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'Legal-Lay Communication' combines a range of perspectives on a key theme in language and law with a specific theoretical focus on how texts 'travel' through the legal process. The chapters in the book explore aspects of legal-lay communication, or those nodes of interaction where the legal world meets the everyday lifeworld. This may involve instances when people acting for the legal system, from police  Read more...
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Legal-lay communication.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012042667
(OCoLC)815043916
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Heffer; Frances Rock; John M Conley
ISBN: 9780199359202 0199359202 9780199345052 0199345058
OCLC Number: 852896269
Language Note: English.
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Contents: Textual travel in legal-lay communication / Frances Rock, Chris Heffer and John Conley --
The transformation of discourse in emergency calls to the police / Mark Garner and Edward Johnson --
From legislation to the courts: providing safe passage for legal texts through the challenges of a police interview / Georgina Heydon --
'Every link in the chain': the police interview as textual intersection / Frances Rock --
Theatrics in the courtroom: the intertextual construction of legal cases / Katrijn Maryns --
Talk and text in the criminal law process / Martha Komter --
Embedding police interviews in the prosecution case in the Shipman trial / Alison Johnson --
Tracing the crime narratives within the Palmer trial (1856): from the lawyer's opening speeches to the judge's summing up / Dawn Archer --
Post-penetration rape and the decontextualization of witness testimony / Susan Ehrlich --
Communication and magic: authorized voice, legal-linguistic habitus and the recontextualization of "beyond reasonable doubt" / Chris Heffer --
Troubling the legal-lay distinction: litigant briefs, oral argument, and a public hearing --
About same-sex marriage / Karen Tracy and Erica Delgadillo --
The discourse of DNA: giving informed consent to genetic research / John Conley, Jean Cadigan, Arlene Davis, Allison Dobson, Erin Edwards, Wendell Fortson and Robert Mitchell --
Travelling texts: the legal-lay interface in the highway code / Bethan Davies --
The journey beyond legitimacy: moving forward from what we know about rape / Shonna Trinch --
Travelled texts / John Conley, Chris Heffer, Frances Rock.
Responsibility: edited by Chris Heffer, Frances Rock, and John Conley.

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Provides an engaging and thought-provoking exploration of the way texts emerging in the legal process 'travel' in various ways to produce new forms and new meanings in new contexts.  Read more...

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