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INTRODUCTION

Roger W. Shuy

in Creating Language Crimes: How Law Enforcement Uses (and Misuses) Language

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195181661
eISBN:
9780199788477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181661.003.01973
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book is about language evidence, not the more commonly known physical evidence such as DNA or fingerprints. The cases described will include the discourse of targets such as millionaires, ... More


Eight Questions about the Power of Conversational Strategies in Undercover Police Investigations

Roger W. Shuy

in Creating Language Crimes: How Law Enforcement Uses (and Misuses) Language

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195181661
eISBN:
9780199788477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181661.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter demonstrates that cooperating witnesses and law enforcement officers use basically the same conversational strategies in their undercover work. It also points out what makes these ... More


Stylistics of legal discourse

Martin Solly

in The Stylistics of Professional Discourse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748691692
eISBN:
9781474418546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691692.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter concentrates on stylistics in legal texts and contexts; since well-chosen language can determine the successive jurisprudence of a particular area of the law, the use of legal language ... More


It’s Language, Jim, but Not as We Know It: William Jefferson Clinton

John Wilson

in Talking with the President: The Pragmatics of Presidential Language

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858804
eISBN:
9780190236618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858804.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter explores selected linguistic aspects of the presidency of William J Clinton, giving particular attention the Monica Lewinsky case. The chapter looks in detail at Clinton’s language in ... More


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