Dimensions of Forensic Linguistics

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| University of Western Sydney
| Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
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This volume functions as a guide to the multidisciplinary nature of Forensic Linguistics understood in its broadest sense as the interface between language and the law. It seeks to address the links in this relatively young field between theory, method and data, without neglecting the need for new research questions in the field. Perhaps the most striking feature of this collection is its range, strikingly illustrating the multi-dimensionality of Forensic Linguistics. All of the contributions share a preoccupation with the painstaking linguistic work involved, using and interpreting data in a restrained and reasoned way.
[AILA Applied Linguistics Series, 5]  2008.  vi, 316 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction
John Gibbons and M. Teresa Turell
1–4
Part I. The language of the law
The nature of legal language
Peter Tiersma
7–25
Language education for law professionals
Jill Northcott
27–46
The language and communication of jury instruction
Chris Heffer
47–65
Policespeak
Phil Hall
67–94
Legal translation
Enrique Alcaraz Varó
95–111
Part II. The language of the court
Questioning in common law criminal courts
John Gibbons
115–130
Bilingual courtrooms: In the interests of justice?
Richard Powell
131–159
The silent witness: Pragmatic and literal interpretations
Dennis Kurzon
161–178
Language and disadvantage before the law
Diana Eades
179–195
Interpreting for the minority
Ester S.M. Leung
197–211
Part III. Forensic linguistic evidence
Approaching questions in forensic authorship analysis
Tim Grant
215–229
Trademarks and other proprietary terms
Ronald R. Butters
231–247
Deception and fraud
William Eggington
249–264
Plagiarism
M. Teresa Turell
265–299
Contributors
301–306
Language index
307
Subject index
309–316
“This is an interesting and timely volume as the number of students of Forensic Linguistics is rapidly expanding and there is a shortage of easily accessible supplementary readings. The spread of topic, language of the examples and country of origin of the authors all add to the attractiveness of the volume.”
“The overall impression is that the editors of this volume have brought together a well-balanced selection of papers, ranging across a variety of genres and contexts of production. Furthermore, the professional expertise displayed by some of the contributors adds further nuance to the investigation of the subject. The volume provides valuable insights into this emerging discipline and it is clearly of interest for all practitioners in the field, such as teachers, students and professionals.”
“The overall impression is that the editors of this volume have brought together a well-balanced section of papers, ranging across a variety of genres and contexts of production. Furthermore, the professional expertise displayed by some of the contributors adds further nuance to the investigation of the subject. The volume provides valuable insights into this emerging discipline and it is clearly of interest for all practitioners in the field, such as teachers, students and professionals.”
“The 'dimensions' of the title of this book, then, are amply met. The chapters are substantially wider that the scope of the earlier textbooks on forensic linguistics, and re-anchor forensic linguistics in a new set of parameters, where linguistics, as the scientific study of language, is brought to bear in fresh ways on the work of language in the law.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008030303