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The Language of Jury Trial

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 253 Seiten
Drawing on representative corpora of transcripts from over 100 English criminal jury trials, this stimulating new book explores th... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Drawing on representative corpora of transcripts from over 100 English criminal jury trials, this stimulating new book explores the nature of 'legal-lay discourse', or the language used by legal professionals before lay juries. Careful analyses of genres such as witness examination and the judge's summing-up reveal a strategic tension between a desire to persuade the jury and the need to conform to legal constraints. The book also suggests ways of managing this tension linguistically to help, not hinder, the jury.

Autorentext

CHRIS HEFFER is a lecturer in the Centre for Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University, Wales, where he teaches forensic linguistics and language and culture.



Inhalt

List of Tables & Figures Acknowledgements Conventions Introduction PART 1: COMMUNICATION IN JURY TRIAL Legal-Lay Discourse Coming into Court The Trial as Complex Genre PART 2: WITNESS EXAMINATION The Counsel as Narrator The Counsel as Subject PART 3: THE JUDGE'S SUMMING-UP Directing the Jury (Re)Viewing the Case Conclusion Appendices Notes References Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Language of Jury Trial
Untertitel: A Corpus-Aided Analysis of Legal-Lay Discourse
Autor:
EAN: 9781349521371
ISBN: 978-1-349-52137-1
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 253
Gewicht: 0g
Größe: H216mm x B216mm x T140mm
Jahr: 2005
Auflage: 1st ed. 2005