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Language and Law (Language And...) (Paperback)

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What is legal language and where is it found? What does a forensic linguist do? How can linguistic skills help legal professionals?

We are constantly surrounded by legal language, but sometimes it is almost impossible to understand. Providing extracts from real-life legal cases, this highly usable and accessible textbook brims with helpful examples and activities that will help you to navigate this area.
Language and Law
introduces useful linguistic concepts and tools
outlines the methods linguists employ to analyse legal language and language inlegal situations
includes topics on such as: written legal language; threats, warnings and speech act theory; courtroom interactions and the work linguists do to help solve crimes; physical and 'spoken' signs; and the creativity of legal language

About the Author

Annabelle Mooney is a Reader in Sociolinguistics, Department of Media, Culture and Language at the University of Roehampton, UK. Her research concerns language and the law, and she is currently working on human rights.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781137017949
ISBN-10: 1137017945
Publisher: Red Globe Press
Publication Date: March 11th, 2014
Pages: 207
Language: English
Series: Language And...
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