ISBN-10:
063120153X
ISBN-13:
9780631201533
Pub. Date:
06/10/1996
Publisher:
Wiley
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

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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)

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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