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The Language of Perjury Cases

Roger W Shuy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795383
eISBN:
9780199919314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795383.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book describes the contributions of linguistics to the intelligence gathering and analysis in the legal context by showing the way evidence is analyzed in eleven perjury cases. Beginning with a ... More


Using linguistic tools in sexual misconduct cases

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Sexual Misconduct Cases

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926961
eISBN:
9780199980505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926961.003.0033
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter reviews the way linguistic tools have been used by the defense attorneys as they attempted to counter the sexual misconduct charges made to their clients. It emphasizes the need for ... More


The Morphosyntax of Imperatives

Daniela Isac

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198733263
eISBN:
9780191797798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733263.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The goal of this book is to argue that the specificity of imperative clauses cannot be the result of a unique imperative Force feature; instead, the “type” of imperative clauses can be traced back to ... More


Attending to auditory events: the role of temporal organization

Mari Riess Jones and William Yee

in Thinking in Sound: The Cognitive Psychology of Human Audition

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522577
eISBN:
9780191688645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522577.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter considers theory and research on attending to auditory events. It is divided into two main sections. The first section presents a selective overview of theoretical approaches to ... More


The linguistic tools for dealing with bribery

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The linguistic unit of the speech event is defined as a recurring occasion that has tacitly understood rules of preference and unspoken conventions as to what can and cannot count as valid. All ... More


Questions That Convey Information in Teacher‐Student Conferences

Irene Koshik

in Why Do You Ask?: The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195306897
eISBN:
9780199867943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306897.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter, written by Irene Koshik, investigates questioning and answering in a pedagogical setting, one‐on‐one, second‐language writing conferences at an American university. The teachers that ... More


The Modes of Discourse

Alexandra Georgakopoulou and Dionysis Goutsos

in Discourse Analysis: An Introduction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620456
eISBN:
9780748671397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620456.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter discusses the various forms that communication through text takes in discourse, starting from the systematic groupings of discourse activities into speech events that differ across ... More


How linguists examine the language of perjury

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Perjury Cases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795383
eISBN:
9780199919314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795383.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter introduces the linguistic tools that were used in the case examples of the following chapters: the speech event context, schema, agendas as revealed by the topics and responses to topics ... More


Some recommendations for analyzing perjury cases

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Perjury Cases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795383
eISBN:
9780199919314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795383.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter reprises the points made throughout the book; that the intelligence analysis of the language evidence in perjury cases (as well as other types of cases) would be prudently served if the ... More


The Language of Fraud Cases

Roger W. Shuy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In a number of criminal law cases, defendants are accused of using language to defraud. The evidence often provides analyzable language that provides clues to the ways that the alleged fraud took ... More


Analyzing Murder Law Terminology and Evidence

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Murder Cases: Intentionality, Predisposition, and Voluntariness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199354832
eISBN:
9780199398454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354832.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes the way effective linguistic analysis deals with the entire body of language evidence rather than relying only on the commonly assumed “smoking gun” evidence. It advocates an ... More


Perjury charges for another shipping company executive

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Perjury Cases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795383
eISBN:
9780199919314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795383.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In a follow-up case involving the government’s effort to discover what happened to the incinerator ash dumped by the Khian Sea into the ocean, the grand jury testimony of the vice-president of the ... More


The Language of Bribery Cases

Roger W. Shuy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The Language of Bribery Cases describes ten bribery-related court cases for which Roger W. Shuy served as an expert language witness. The cases described include the bribery or alleged ... More


Art Theft Fraud

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Five years after two valuable paintings were stolen from the home of a prominent doctor a lawyer was arrested and convinced to tape-record his accomplice, another lawyer, who also admitted that he ... More


An attorney's aborted charge of suborning perjury

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Perjury Cases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795383
eISBN:
9780199919314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795383.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In an undercover operation to catch doctors and lawyers suborning perjury of their patients, two undercover officers appeared in a lawyer’s office, telling him about an accident they had and ... More


Government Contract Fraud

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Linguistic analysis was used in a case involving the US Foreign Military Financing (FMF) Program’s investigation of an American company manufacturing helicopters for the military. The owner was ... More


Deceptive Ambiguity in Language Elements of the Inverted Pyramid

Roger W. Shuy

in Deceptive Ambiguity by Police and Prosecutors

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190669898
eISBN:
9780190669928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190669898.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter provides an overview of the uses of deceptive ambiguity by representatives of the government, including police, prosecutors, undercover agents, and complainants. The chapter summarizes ... More


The aborted bribery event of U.S. Senator Larry Pressler

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Analysis of the FBI’s undercover interview with Senator Pressler highlights the usefulness of the structure and flow of a bribery speech event. The first two phases, problem and proposed ... More


Corrupt Foreign Business Practices (Fraud)

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The Corrupt Foreign Practices Act was enacted to prevent American businesses from bribing foreign governments to get contracts. In a 2010 sting operation, Yoshi Cohen, whose company produced body ... More


Embeddedness

Daniela Isac

in The Morphosyntax of Imperatives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198733263
eISBN:
9780191797798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733263.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter argues that imperatives can be embedded and that their interpretation as directives depends on the features of the matrix clause. In particular, the proposal is that embedded imperatives ... More


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