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The Transformation of Discourse in Emergency Calls to the Police

Mark Garner and Edward Johnson

in Legal-Lay Communication: Textual Travels in the Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746842
eISBN:
9780199345052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746842.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Telephone calls to the police initiate much police activity, provide vital intelligence and shape police-public relations. In order to understand the discourse of such calls, this chapter examines ... More


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