Language Crimes: The Use and Abuse of Language Evidence in the Court Room

Language Crimes: The Use and Abuse of Language Evidence in the Court Room

by Roger W. Shuy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631186182
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1993
Series: The Language Library
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author


Roger W. Shuy is Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. In the past decade he has been consulted in over 200 criminal and civil law cases and has testified as an expert witness in 35 trials. He is former President of the American Association of Applied Linguistics.

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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