Working in Language and Law: A German Perspective [NOOK Book]

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Working in Language and Law is a detailed account of the forensic linguistic work done by the author in the last 35 years. It provides exemplary insights into an ever-expanding field of expert testimony focusing on the situation in Germany since the seventies. Covering all major areas of the field including the problems and caveats of each, it outlines future tasks and developments. Of special interest the explicit and implicit contrasts between the American and the German ...

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Overview

Working in Language and Law is a detailed account of the forensic linguistic work done by the author in the last 35 years. It provides exemplary insights into an ever-expanding field of expert testimony focusing on the situation in Germany since the seventies. Covering all major areas of the field including the problems and caveats of each, it outlines future tasks and developments. Of special interest the explicit and implicit contrasts between the American and the German "systems."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230590052
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/22/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

HANNES KNIFFKA is Professor of General and Applied Linguistics at Bonn University, Germany. He has published articles on sociolinguistics, "culture-contrastive" and anthropological linguistics, text linguistics, and forensic linguistics, and his books include Elements of Culture-Contrastive Linguistics (1995) and Recent Developments in Forensic Linguistics ( editor, 1996).

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
• Foreword by R. Shuy
• Acknowledgements
• Introduction
• PART 1: THE INTERDISCIPLINARY STATUS OF FORENSIC LINGUISTICS
• "Forensic Linguistics": Its Relatives and Neighbours. An Interdisciplinary Perspective
• PART 2: FORENSIC LINGUISTIC RESEARCH IN GERMANY IN THE PAST
• The Linguist as an Expert Witness in German Courts. A View from the 1970s
• Status and Tasks of "Forensic Linguistic Authorship Analysis"
• "Shibboleths" as Data of Linguistic Behavior
• PART 3: ONGOING RESEARCH IN FORENSIC LINGUISTICS IN GERMANY
• Libel, Linguists, and Litigation
• A Heuristic Author- and Writer/Typist-Taxonomy
• The System and Diagnostic Potential of Orthographic Data in Forensic Linguistic Authorship Attribution
• Orthographic Data in Forensic Linguistic Authorship Analysis
• PART 4: OUTLOOK AND FUTURE TASKS
• Language and Law: Some Needs
• Outlook
• References
• Notes
• Index of Authors
• Index of English Terms
• Index of German Terms

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