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Linguists and lawyers from a range of countries and legal systems explore the language of the law and its participants, beginning with the role of the forensic linguist in legal proceedings, either as expert witness or in legal language reform. Subsequent chapters analyze different aspects of language and interaction in the chain of events from a police emergency call through the police interview context and into the courtroom, as well as appeal court and alternative routes to justice. A broad-based, coherent introduction to the discourse of language and law.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403933881
ISBN-10: 140393388X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Janet Cotterill

ROBERT R. AGNE Department of Communications, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA STAN BERNSTEIN US Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District, New York USA SUSAN BERK-SELIGSON Associate Professor, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh MALCOLM COULTHARD Professor of English Language and Linguistics BETHANY K. DUMAS Associate Professor of English and Chair, University of Tennessee DIANA EADES Associate Professor, Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawaii DEBORA DE CARVALHO FIGUEIREDO Lecturer, Faculdades Barddal, Southern Brazil CHRIS HEFFER Lecturer in Linguistics, Nottingham Trent University ALISON JOHNSON Lecturer in Linguistics and English Literature, University of Birmingham, UK ROSEMARY H. MOEKETSI Assistant Professor, Department of African Languages, University of South Africa, Pretoria SONIA RUSSELL Former;y French-English Interpreter, Kent Police, Facilitation Support Unit, Dover and HM Customs and Excise ROGER W. SHUY Distinguished Research Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus, Georgetown University, USA LAWRENCE M. SOLAN Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, USA GAIL STYGALL Associate Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Washington, USA PETER M. TIERSMA Professor of Law and Joseph Scott Fellow, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, USA KAREN TRACY Professor of Communications, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

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