Language and Law, Paperback / softback Book

Language and Law Paperback / softback

Part of the Language and... series

Description

What is legal language and where is it found? What does a forensic linguist do? How can linguistic skills help legal professionals?We are constantly surrounded by legal language, but sometimes it is almost impossible to understand.

Providing extracts from real-life legal cases, this highly usable and accessible textbook brims with helpful examples and activities that will help you to navigate this area. Language and Law:* introduces useful linguistic concepts and tools * outlines the methods linguists employ to analyse legal language and language in legal situations* includes topics on such as: written legal language; threats, warnings and speech act theory; courtroom interactions and the work linguists do to help solve crimes; physical and 'spoken' signs; and the creativity of legal language

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 224 p.
  • Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Semantics
  • ISBN: 9781137017949

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