Language Crimes: The Use and Abuse of Language Evidence in the Courtroom / Edition 1

Language Crimes: The Use and Abuse of Language Evidence in the Courtroom / Edition 1

by Roger Shuy
     
 

ISBN-10: 063120153X

ISBN-13: 9780631201533

Pub. Date: 06/10/1996

Publisher: Wiley

"Language Crimes" tells the story of some of the remarkable cases in which linguist Roger Shuy has served as an expert witness. These cases covered criminal acts such as solicitation to murder, bribery, threatening extortion, and perjury, all of which use language as a medium. These intriguing stories show the power of the study of language to assist the courts to…  See more details below

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"Language Crimes" tells the story of some of the remarkable cases in which linguist Roger Shuy has served as an expert witness. These cases covered criminal acts such as solicitation to murder, bribery, threatening extortion, and perjury, all of which use language as a medium. These intriguing stories show the power of the study of language to assist the courts to achieve justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631201533
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/10/1996
Series:
Language Library Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.41(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: New Directions.

1. Misconceptions about Language in Law Cases.

2. Bribery.

3. Offering Bribes.

4. Agreeing.

5. Threatening.

6. Admitting.

7. Telling the Truth Versus Perjury.

8. Promising.

9. Asking Questions.

10. On Testifying.

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