Just Words by John M. Conley
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Just Words
By John M. Conley

Just Words

Law, Language, and Power 2nd Revised edition

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Just Words by John M. Conley

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In Just Words, John M. Conley and William M. O'Barr tackle the question of how an abstract entity exerts concrete power, focusing on what has become the central issue in law and language research: what language reveals about the nature of legal power. Each chapter covers a language-based approach to a different area of the law, from the cross-examinations of victims and witnesses to the inequities of divorce mediation. In this new edition, Conley and O'Barr add two new chapters. The first looks at the ways in which ideology is embodied in language, and the second examines the impact of linguists as expert witnesses. The authors have also added a new preface in which, from the vantage point of thirty years in the field, they lay out their vision of the next generation of law and language research. Combining careful analysis of common legal events with a broad range of scholarship on language and law, Just Words is an indispensable book for both students and scholars seeking to understand the reality of the power of language in everyday legal practice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226114880
ISBN-10: 0226114880
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 167mm x 15mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John M. Conley

John M. Conley is the William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina Law School. William M. O'Barr is professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University where he also holds appointments in the departments of English and sociology. Their many works include Rules versus Relationships, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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