Language Crimes tells the story of some of the remarkable criminal court cases in which Roger Shuy has served as a consultant or expert witness. These intriguing cases show how linguistic analysis can help the courts unravel the ambiguities of taped conversations used in evidence.
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.
3. Offering Bribes.
7. Telling the Truth Versus Perjury.
9. Asking Questions.
10. On Testifying.