Martha L. Komter

List of John Benjamins publications for which Martha L. Komter plays a role.


Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics


Komter, Martha L. 2007 Het Politieverhoor: Onderzoek en AdviesIn gesprek, pp. 61–69 | Article
This article illuminates some of the discrepancies between the actual practice of police interrogations and the recommendations in police manuals. What appears to have a significant effect on the interrogations is the practice of typing the records while conducting the interrogation. The resulting… read more
Police records in the Netherlands should be written as much as possible in the suspect’s ‘own words’. However, they show a curious mix of legal phrases and colloquialisms. They are drawn up as first person monologues, which obscures the interactional nature of the interrogation. This article sheds… read more