Language and Law

ISBN: 9781137017949

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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 in legal 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

Title:
Language and Law
ISBN-13:
9781137017949
Author:
Publisher:
Macmillan Education UK
Published Date:
20140311
Edition:
1
Binding
Paperback / softback
Pages:
224
Language:
English
Product Dim.:
9.25 H x 6.10 W (inches)

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.

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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.

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