Publication details [#6110]

Leodolter, Ruth. 1975. Das Sprachverhalten von Angeklagten bei Gericht: Ansätze zu einer sociolinguistischen Theorie der Verbalisierung. Scriptor Verlag. 353 pp.
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Book – monograph
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After a historical overview of the development of sociolinguistics and the concepts constitutive of the sociolinguistic paradigm, L. outlines a theory of situation-bound verbalization (with reference to Bernstein's theories), and presents a case study of the verbal behavior of defendants in court (comparing the behavior of people belonging to different social classes).