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Ideology in the Language of Judges: How Judges Practice Law, Politics and Courtroom Control

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ISBN13: 9780195113402
ISBN: 0195113403
Published: September 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £120.00



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The author of this study looks at the language of judges in the courtroom to show that, while judges see themselves as impartial agents of the constitutional right to due process, there is actually much diversity in the way that judges interact with defendants due to their interpretations of the law, their attitudes toward courtroom control, and their own political-ideological stances regarding due process. She uses courtroom transcripts, interviews, and the written law itself to show how ideological diversity is organized in legal discourse.

Series: Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics