Courtroom Talk and Neocolonial Control

Courtroom Talk and Neocolonial Control

by Diana Eades
     
 

The book examines the social consequences of courtroom talk through detailed investigation of the cross-examination of three Australian Aboriginal boys in the case against six police officers charged with their abduction. Critical sociolinguistic analysis shows how

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Overview

The book examines the social consequences of courtroom talk through detailed investigation of the cross-examination of three Australian Aboriginal boys in the case against six police officers charged with their abduction. Critical sociolinguistic analysis shows how courtroom talk, with its related assumptions about how language works, can serve to legitimize neocolonial control over Indigenous people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110204827
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Series:
Language, Power and Social Process [LPSP] Series, #22
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Diana Eades, University of New England, Armidale, Australia.

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