Linguistics in the Courtroom

A Practical Guide

Author: Roger W. Shuy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198041863

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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This is a practical guide for both beginning and established linguists who have been asked by lawyers to address the language issues in their civil and criminal cases. Author Roger W. Shuy deals with issues of how to become an expert, how to start and manage a practice of consulting on law cases, how to address the issue of professional ethics, how to work with lawyers, write reports, affidavits, and participate successfully in depositions, direct examination, and cross examination at trial. The book also suggests ways that linguists can use their forensic linguistic experiences in their publications and classroom teaching, along with suggestions of recent books that forensic linguists may need for their personal libraries.
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Handbuch Sprache im Recht

Author: Ekkehard Felder,Friedemann Vogel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110393905

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 589

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Das Handbuch Sprache im Recht beleuchtet die zentrale Rolle der Sprache für die juristische Arbeit im Kontext institutionellen Rechts. Im Fokus stehen die sprachlichen Produktions- und Rezeptionsprozesse juristischer Textarbeit. Dazu werden semiotische, semantische und pragmatische Aspekte der rechtlichen Fachkommunikation im Spiegel von Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit behandelt. Neben der Relevanz der Rechtssprache aus dem Blickwinkel der Legislative, Exekutive und Judikative werden einschlägige Phänomene des Rechts in ihren Grundzügen behandelt wie z.B. die Bedeutung von Normtexten für die Rechtsfindung, der Stellenwert der Rechtsterminologie in Kommentaren und Rechtswörterbüchern, das Sprechen vor Gericht sowie das Übersetzen und Dolmetschen. Der Band geht u.a. auf folgende Leitfragen ein: Wie werden in juristischen Entscheidungen Bedeutungen von Normtexten gerechtfertigt und damit Recht gesprochen? Mit welchen sprachlichen Mitteln konstituieren Akteure Geltungsansprüche sowohl vor Gericht als auch im parlamentarischen Rechtsetzungsprozess? Wie werden juristische Normkonzepte in die Gesellschaft vermittelt? Das Handbuch verdeutlicht den enormen Einfluss der Rechtssprache und macht dies für Laien transparent.
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Verstellungen in inkriminierten Schreiben

Eine linguistische Analyse verstellten Sprachverhaltens in Erpresserschreiben und anderen inkriminierten Texten

Author: Stefanie Bredthauer

Publisher: Kölner Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 3942720469

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Page: 140

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Sprachliche Verstellungen in inkriminierten Texten wie Erpresserbriefen und Drohschreiben sind ein Phänomen, mit dem Gutachter/innen – beispielsweise im Rahmen von polizeilichen Ermittlungen – immer wieder konfrontiert werden. Um ihre Identität zu verschleiern, verfremden die Autor/innen dieser inkriminierten Texte ihren Sprachstil oder ahmen den Sprachgebrauch anderer Personen und Personengruppen nach. In der forensisch-linguistischen Forschungsliteratur werden diese Verstellungen häufig genannt, Gegenstand wissenschaftlicher Untersuchungen waren sie jedoch selten, so dass bisher nur wenig über sie bekannt war. Diese Arbeit widmet sich diesem Forschungsdesiderat mit dem Ziel, anhand eines Datenkorpus des Bundeskriminalamtes Merkmale von sprachlichen Verstellungen in inkriminierten Texten herauszuarbeiten, damit sie besser erkannt und adäquat beschrieben werden können. Die Untersuchung richtet sich vor allem an Personen, die in ihrer Arbeit mit inkriminierten Texten befasst sind.
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Fighting Over Words

Language and Civil Law Cases

Author: Roger W. Shuy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195328833

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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"This book will be of interest to linguists - sociolinguists, forensic linguists, and scholars and students of law and society - and to lawyers and law students."--BOOK JACKET.
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Language and the Law in Deaf Communities

Author: Ceil Lucas

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

ISBN: 9781563681431

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 188

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Three attorneys and three linguistics scholars contribute five essays focusing on the intersection of language and law in deaf communities. Coverage includes the language problems of minorities in legal settings, the interrogation of deaf people, interpretation issues for juries that include deaf pe
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Teaching and Researching Writing

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317862724

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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This book provides an authoritative, readable and up-to-date guide to the major themes and developments in current writing theory, research and teaching. Written in a clear, accessible style, it covers theoretical and conceptual issues, addresses current questions and shows how research has fed into state-of-the-art teaching methods, practices, materials and software applications. Thoroughly updated and revised, this second edition also contains a new chapter on important issues in writing such as genre, context and identity. The book includes: Suggestions for teaching approaches and small-scale, do-able research projects, illustrated with case studies Clearly laid out discussions of key topics using bullet points, screen shots, sidebars and quote boxes An extensive compendium of resources including lists of major journals, websites, professional associations, conferences and on-line databases A recommended reading section and glossary of key terms The combination of teaching and research analysis with practical information makes this an invaluable resource for teachers, supervisors, students, materials writers, trainers and professionals engaged in language study and teaching.
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Working in Language and Law

A German Perspective

Author: Hannes Kniffka

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230551428

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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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 "systems."
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Language

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comparative linguistics

Page: N.A

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Übersetzung - Translation - Traduction. 1. Teilband

Author: Harald Kittel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110194082

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1135

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Das Handbuch Übersetzung entfaltet erstmals den gesamten Gegenstandsbereich, der unter Übersetzung verstanden werden kann, in seinen Problemkomplexen. Es bietet eine kritische Bestandsaufnahme des derzeit verfügbaren Wissens und der internationalen Forschung zur Übersetzung unter systematischen und historischen Gesichtspunkten. Im Bestreben, die Übersetzungsforschung und deren heterogene Gegenstände möglichst vollständig vorzustellen, bietet das Handbuch einen Überblick über die verschiedenen Zweige der Übersetzungsforschung. Es erfasst Übersetzungsphänomene, verstanden als Formen inter- und innersprachlichen Transfers und interkultureller Kommunikation, in deren sozialen, räumlichen, situativen, sprachlichen, literarischen und allgemein kulturellen Vielfalt unter diachronen, synchronen und systematischen Gesichtspunkten. Es erläutert und dokumentiert die wichtigsten Ergebnisse bisheriger Übersetzungsforschung, aber auch aktuelle Debatten, in ihren jeweiligen geistes-, sozial- und wissenschaftsgeschichtlichen, theoretischen und methodischen Bindungen. Es weist auf Forschungslücken hin und benennt Prioritäten und Desiderata für künftige Forschung.
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Creating Language Crimes

How Law Enforcement Uses (and Misuses) Language

Author: Roger W. Shuy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198040125

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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This book by Roger W. Shuy, the senior figure in forensic linguistics, is the first to explain in an accessible way the vital role that linguistic evidence and its proper analysis play in criminal investigations. Shuy provides compelling case studies of how language functions in investigations involving, among others, wired undercover operatives, and the interrogation of suspects. He makes the point that language evidence can be as important as physical evidence, but yet does not enjoy the same degree of scrutiny by investigators, attorneys, and the courts. Beyond this, however, his more controversial thesis is that police frequently misuse or manipulate language, using various powerful controversial strategies, in order to intentionally create an impression of the targets' guilt or even to get them to confess. This book makes its case by analyzing a dozen criminal cases involving a variety of crimes, such as fraud, bribery, stolen property, murder, and others. About half involve co-operating witnesses who do the tape recording, and the other half undercover police officers. These cases demonstrate how undercover operatives use different conversational strategies, such as overlapping conversation, ambiguity, interruption, refusing to take "no" for an answer, and others to create a negative impression of the targets on later listeners. Creating Language Crimes provides a fascinating window into a little-known and discussed facet of law enforcement. It will appeal to anyone concerned with language (particularly sociolinguists and discourse analysts), as well as to those involved in law enforcement and criminal cases.
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Exploring Courtroom Discourse

The Language of Power and Control

Author: Anne Wagner,Le Cheng

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409423478

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

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This volume presents a combination of practical, empirical research data and theoretical reflection to provide a comparative view of language and discourse in the courtroom. The work explores how the various disciplines of law and linguistics can help us understand the nature of Power and Control - both oral and written - and how it might be clarified to unravel linguistic representation of legal reality. It presents and examines the most recent research and theories at national and international level.
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An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics

Language in Evidence

Author: Malcolm Coulthard,Alison Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134361513

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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From the accusation of plagiarism in The Da Vinci Code, to the infamous hoaxer in the Yorkshire Ripper case, the use of linguistic evidence in court and the number of linguists called to act as expert witnesses in court trials has increased rapidly in the past fifteen years. An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence provides a timely and accessible introduction to this rapidly expanding subject. Using knowledge and experience gained in legal settings – Malcolm Coulthard in his work as an expert witness and Alison Johnson in her work as a West Midlands police officer – the two authors combine an array of perspectives into a distinctly unified textbook, focusing throughout on evidence from real and often high profile cases including serial killer Harold Shipman, the Bridgewater Four and the Birmingham Six. Divided into two sections, 'The Language of the Legal Process' and 'Language as Evidence', the book covers the key topics of the field. The first section looks at legal language, the structures of legal genres and the collection and testing of evidence from the initial police interview through to examination and cross-examination in the courtroom. The second section focuses on the role of the forensic linguist, the forensic phonetician and the document examiner, as well as examining in detail the linguistic investigation of authorship and plagiarism. With research tasks, suggested reading and website references provided at the end of each chapter, An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence is the essential textbook for courses in forensic linguistics and language of the law.
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Speaking of Crime

The Language of Criminal Justice

Author: Lawrence M. Solan,Peter M. Tiersma

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226767871

Category: Law

Page: 264

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Why do so many people voluntarily consent to searches by have the police search their person or vehicle when they know that they are carrying contraband or evidence of illegal activity? Does everyone understand the Miranda warning? How well can people recognize a voice on tape? Can linguistic experts identify who wrote an anonymous threatening letter? Speaking of Crime answers these questions and examines the complex role of language within our criminal justice system. Lawrence M. Solan and Peter M. Tiersma compile numerous cases, ranging from the Lindbergh kidnapping to the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton to the JonBenét Ramsey case, that provide real-life examples of how language functions in arrests, investigations, interrogations, confessions, and trials. In a clear and accessible style, Solan and Tiersma show how recent advances in the study of language can aid in understanding how legal problems arise and how they might be solved. With compelling discussions current issues and controversies, this book is a provocative state-of-the-art survey that will be of enormous value to legal scholars and professionals throughout the criminal justice system.
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The Languages and Linguistics of Australia

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Harold Koch,Rachel Nordlinger

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110395126

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 523

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The Languages and Linguistics of Australia: A Comprehensive Guide is part of the multi-volume reference work on the languages and linguistics of the continents of the world. The volume provides a thorough overview of Australian languages, including their linguistic structures, their genetic relationships, and issues of language maintenance and revitalisation. Australian English, Aboriginal English and other contact varieties are also discussed.
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Forensic Linguistics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forensic linguistics

Page: N.A

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Sociolinguistics and the Legal Process

Author: Dr. Diana Eades

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847696779

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Sociolinguistics and the Legal Process is an introduction to language, law and society for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. Its central focus is the exploration of what sociolinguistic research can tell us about how language works and doesn’t work in the legal process. Written for readers who may not have prior knowledge of sociolinguistics or the law, the book has an accessible style combined with discussion questions and exercises as well as topics for assignments, term papers, theses and dissertations. A wide range of legal contexts are investigated, including courtroom hearings, police interviews, lawyer interviews as well as small claims courts, mediation, youth justice conferencing and indigenous courts. The final chapter looks at how sociolinguists can contribute to the legal process: as expert witnesses, through legal education, and through investigating the role of language in the perpetuation of inequality in and through the legal process.
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The MMPI, MMPI-2 & MMPI-A in Court

A Practical Guide for Expert Witnesses and Attorneys

Author: Kenneth S. Pope,James Neal Butcher,Joyce Seelen

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 521

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The 3rd Edition of The MMPI, MMPI-2, and MMPI-A in Court: A Practical Guide for Expert Witnesses and Attorneys is an updated and expanded edition of the best-selling Pope-Butcher-Seelen volume. Like the previous edition, this book is written in an engaging and accessible style. Reviewing the three versions of the MMPI, the empirical research identifying the MMPI's effectiveness and limitations in different kinds of civil and criminal forensic assessments and with different populations, and the courts' recognition and restriction of MMPI-based testimony, it provides comprehensive guidance to both novice and experienced professionals. The book covers the practical steps of trial preparation and courtroom work, such as choosing appropriate assessment measures, crafting an effective subpoena duces tecum, preparing for depositions, handling Daubert challenges, and communicating with the jury. It prepares expert witnesses and attorneys to address complex issues regarding validity, reliability, sensitivity, specificity, base rates, and malingering, and to avoid common psychometric, logical, and practical pitfalls. The 26 appendices gather under one cover the key resources that expert witnesses and attorneys can rely on during preparation and take with them to depositions and trial.
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Projects in Linguistics

A Practical Guide to Researching Language

Author: Alison Wray,Aileen Bloomer

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

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Following increased emphasis on research projects at the undergraduate level, this book, now in paperback, teaches students how to write good research projects in linguistics. Giving an overview of major themes of linguistics and introducing essential tools and techniques, the book provides practical advice on how to choose a research topic, collect data, analyse it, and write up the results. Incorporating over 300 project ideas and covering plagiarism, referencing, phonetic and orthographic transcription and tips on writing good English, Projects in Linguistics is a treasure trove of helpful information vital to students in the field.
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Communication in Investigative and Legal Contexts

Integrated Approaches from Forensic Psychology, Linguistics and Law Enforcement

Author: Gavin Oxburgh,Trond Myklebust,Tim Grant,Rebecca Milne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118769228

Category: Psychology

Page: 408

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Communication in Forensic Contexts provides in-depth coverage of the complex area of communication in forensic situations. Drawing on expertise from forensic psychology, linguistics and law enforcement worldwide, the text bridges the gap between these fields in a definitive guide to best practice. Offers best practice for understanding and improving communication in forensic contexts, including interviewing of victims, witnesses and suspects, discourse in courtrooms, and discourse via interpreters Bridges the knowledge gaps between forensic psychology, forensic linguistics and law enforcement, with chapters written by teams bringing together expertise from each field Published in collaboration with the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, dedicated to furthering evidence-based practice and practice-based research amongst researchers and practitioners International, cross-disciplinary team includes contributors from North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, and from psychology, linguistics and forensic practice
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