Language and the Law

John Gibbons

Editura: Longman
Explains and describes the ways that language use in the legal system can create inequality and disadvantage. It examines the three main areas where the two intersect: the central issue of the language of the law; the disadvantage which language can impose before the law, and forensic linguistics - the use of linguistic evidence in legal processes. Each section of the book is preceded by an introduction by the editor which sets the paper within a conceptual framework. Lawyer's opinions are not neglected even though the collection is written mainly by linguists. The section concludes with a lawyer's response, in which a prominent lawyer with a particular interest in the content of the section responds to the papers.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins : Part 1: Language constructing law
    Introduction, John Gibbons
    1. The language of the law, Yon Maley
    2. Accident and absolute liability in anthropology, Laurence Goldman
    3. Orality, literacy, and performativity in Anglo-Saxon wills, Brenda Danet and Bryna Bogoch
    4. Cognitive structuring in legislative provisions, Vijay Bhatia
    5. Ideological exchanges in British magistrate courts, Snadra Harris
    6. Video depositions: linguistic endorsement and caveats, Bethyl A. Pearson and Rebecca White Berch
    7. Lawyer's response to language constructing law, Margaret O'Toole

    Part 2: Language and disadvantage before the law
    Introduction, John Gibbons
    8. Cross-examining children in criminal courts: child welfare under attack, Mark Brennan
    9. Interactional styles in the courtroom: an example from northern Australia, Michael Walsh
    10. A case of communicative clash: Aboriginal English and the legal system, Diana Eades
    11. Addressing social issues through linguistic evidence, William Labo
  • Data Publicarii : 1994
  • Editie : 1
  • Format : Paperback
  • Numar pagini : 400
  • ISBN : 9780582101456
239.99 Lei

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