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Language and Law



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


Detail Information

Call Number
11 LAN ann
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan : United kingdom.,
Collation
xiii, 207 p, 21.5 cm
Language
English
Classification
11 LAN ann
ISBN/ISSN
978-1137017949
Edition
2014th
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