Language in the Legal Process / Edition 1

Language in the Legal Process / Edition 1

by J. Cotterill
     
 

ISBN-10: 140393388X

ISBN-13: 9781403933881

Pub. Date: 10/09/2002

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

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 analyze different aspects of language and interaction in the chain of events from a police emergency call

Overview

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 analyze 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. A broad-based, coherent introduction to the discourse of language and law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403933881
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
10/09/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of 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 PATY 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

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