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Platt, Martha L. 1978. Language and speakers in the courtroom. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 4 : 617–627.
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P. shows some of the ways in which uncertain expectations about the immediate situation and reactions to the topic of discussion interact to produce a variation in the degree to which the courtroom register or legalese is utilized.