Exploring courtroom discourse : the language of power and control

edited by Anne Wagner and Le Cheng

This volume presents a combination of practical, empirical research data and theoretical reflection to provide a comparative view of language and discourse in the courtroom. The work explores how the various disciplines of law and linguistics can help us understand the nature of 'Power and Control' - both oral and written - and how it might be clarified to unravel linguistic representation of legal reality. It presents and examines the most recent research and theories at national and international level. This book represents a valuable contribution to the study and analysis of courtroom discourse and courtroom cultures more generally. It will be of interest to students and researchers working in the areas of language and law, legal theory, and interpretation, and semiotics of law.

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  • Foreword: power of and to language in law, Deborah Cao
  • Introduction: language, power and control in courtroom discourse, Anne Wagner and Le Cheng
  • Part I Power and Control in Language: Understanding courtroom communication through cultural scripts, Kim McCaul
  • Witnesses on trial: address and referring terms in US cases, Sarah Dettenwanger
  • (False) confessions become compelling at trial, Gillian Grebler
  • The role of metadiscourse in counsels' questions, Silvia Cavalieri
  • Constructing legal narratives. Client-lawyer stories, Flora Di Donato.
  • Part II Power and Control Behind Language: Some uses of magical images in law, Christine A. Corcos
  • The construction of admissions of fault through American rules of evidence: speech, silence, and significance in the legal creation of liability, Janet Ainsworth
  • The construction of truth in legal decision-making, Petrina Schiavi
  • Hidden penalties faced by non-English speakers in the UK criminal justice system: an interpreting perspective, Roxana Rycroft
  • Language alternation in Kenyan and Malaysian courts, Richard Powell and Maya David
  • Place of arbitration in online proceedings as a simulacrum, Joanna Jemielniak
  • Index.

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書名 Exploring courtroom discourse : the language of power and control
著作者等 Cheng Le
Wagner Anne
シリーズ名 Law, language and communication
出版元 Ashgate
刊行年月 c2011
ページ数 xvii, 267 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9781409423478
NCID BB07059250
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス