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Language in the Legal Process

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Edited by: Janet Cotterill

ISBN13: 9781403933881
ISBN: 140393388X
Published: January 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Scholarly
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £25.99



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In this volume, linguists and lawyers from a range of countries and legal systems explore the language of the law and its participants, beginning with the role of the forensic linguist in legal proceedings, either as expert witness or in legal language reform.

Subsequent chapters analyse different aspects of language and interaction in the chain of events from a police emergency call through the police interview context and into the courtroom, as well as appeal court and alternative routes to justice. This is a broad-based, coherent introduction to the discourse of language and law.

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Subjects:
General Interest
Contents:
List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction: Language in the Legal Process
J.Cotterill
PART I: THE LINGUIST IN THE LEGAL PROCESS
To Testify or Not to Testify?
R.W.Shuy
Whose Voice Is It? Invented and Concealed Dialogue in Written Records of Verbal Evidence Produced by the Police
M.Coulthard
Textual Barriers to United States Immigration
G.Stygall;
The Language and Law of Product Warnings
P.M.Tiersma
PART II: THE LANGUAGE OF THE POLICE AND THE POLICE INTERVIEW
I Just Need to Ask Somebody Some Questions: Sensitivities in Domestic Dispute Calls
K.Tracy & R.R.Agne
So...? Pragmatic Implications of So-Prefaced Questions in Formal Police Interviews
A.Johnson
Three's a Crowd: Shifts in Dynamics in the Interpreted Interview
S.Russell
The Miranda Warnings and Linguistic Coercion: The Role of Footing in the Interrogation of a Limited-English Speaking Murder Suspect
S.Berk-Seligson
PART III: THE LANGUAGE OF THE COURTROOM I: LAWYERS AND WITNESSES
Just One More Time...: Change and Continuity in Courtroom Narratives in the Trials of OJ Simpson
J.Cotterill
Evidence Given in Unequivocal Terms: Gaining Consent of Aboriginal Young People in Court
D.Eades
The Clinton Scandal: Some Legal Lessons from Linguistics
L.M.Solan
Understanding the Other: A Case of Mis-Interpreting Culture-Specific Utterances at Alternative Dispute Resolution
R.H.Moeketsi ;
PART IV: THE LANGUAGE OF THE COURTROOM II: JUDGES AND JURIES
The Meaning of I Go Bankrupt: An Essay in Forensic Linguistics
S.Bernstein
If You Were Standing in Marks and Spencers: Narrativization and Comprehension in the English Summing-Up
C.Heffer
Reasonable Doubt about Reasonable Doubt: Assessing Jury Instruction Adequacy in a Capital Case
B.K.Dumas ;
Discipline and Punishment in the Discourse of Legal Decision on Rape Trials
D.de C.Figueiredo
Index