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Confronting the Death Penalty: How Language Influences Jurors in Capital Cases

Robin Conley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199334162
eISBN:
9780190263911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334162.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book probes how jurors make the ultimate decision about whether another human being should live or die. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in Texas and interviews with jurors who served on ... More


Conclusion: Linguistic Dehumanization and Democracy

Robin Conley

in Confronting the Death Penalty: How Language Influences Jurors in Capital Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199334162
eISBN:
9780190263911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334162.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter reiterates the main argument of the book, that by engaging in various practices of communicative distancing, jurors deny the humanistic side of legal decision-making, which is required ... More


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