Sociolinguistics and the Legal Process

'Sociolinguistics and the Legal Process' is an introduction to language, law and society for advanced undergraduate and postgraudate students.

Author: Diana Eades

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847692535

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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'Sociolinguistics and the Legal Process' is an introduction to language, law and society for advanced undergraduate and postgraudate students. Drawing on a wide range of topics, it explores what sociolinguistic research can tell us about how language works and doesn't work in the legal process.

Discursive Constructions of Consent in the Legal Process

As a linguistically-grounded, critical examination of consent, this volume views consent not as an individual mental state or act but as a process that is interactionally-and discursively-situated.

Author: Susan Ehrlich

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199945368

Category: Law

Page: 352

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As a linguistically-grounded, critical examination of consent, this volume views consent not as an individual mental state or act but as a process that is interactionally-and discursively-situated. It highlights the ways in which legal consent is often fictional (at best) due to the impoverished view of meaning and the linguistic ideologies that typically inform interpretations and representations in the legal system. The authors are experts in linguistics and law, who use diverse theoretical and analytical approaches to examine the complex ways in which language is used to seek, negotiate, give, or withhold consent in a range of legal contexts. Authors draw on case studies, or larger research corpora or a wider sociolegal approach, in investigations of: police-citizen interactions in the street, police interviews with suspects, police call handlers, rape and abduction trials, interactions with lay litigants in a multilingual small claims court, a restorative justice sentencing scheme for young offenders, biomedical research, and legal disputes over contracts.
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Language in the Legal Process

Linguists and lawyers from a range of countries and legal systems explore the language of the law and its participants, beginning with the role of the forensic linguist in legal proceedings, either as expert witness or in legal language ...

Author: J. Cotterill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230522770

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

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Linguists and lawyers from a range of countries and legal systems explore the language of the law and its participants, beginning with the role of the forensic linguist in legal proceedings, either as expert witness or in legal language reform. Subsequent chapters analyze different aspects of language and interaction in the chain of events from a police emergency call through the police interview context and into the courtroom, as well as appeal court and alternative routes to justice. A broad-based, coherent introduction to the discourse of language and law.

The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication

2008b. Language and disadvantage before the law. In John Gibbons and M.
Teresa Turrell (eds.). Dimensions of Forensic Linguistics. Amsterdam: John
Benjamins. 179–96. Eades, Diana. 2010. Sociolinguistics and the Legal Process.
Bristol: ...

Author: Christina Bratt Paulston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444354324

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 768

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The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication brings together internationally-renowned scholars from a range of fields to survey the theoretical perspectives and applied work, including example analyses, in this burgeoning area of linguistics. Features contributions from established researchers in sociolinguistics and intercultural discourse Explores the theoretical perspectives underlying work in the field Examines the history of the field, work in cross-cultural communication, and features of discourse Establishes the scope of this interdisciplinary field of study Includes coverage on individual linguistic features, such as indirectness and politeness, as well as sample analyses of IDC exchanges

Legal Lay Communication

Provides an engaging and thought-provoking exploration of the way texts emerging in the legal process 'travel' in various ways to produce new forms and new meanings in new contexts.

Author: Chris Heffer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199746835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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Provides an engaging and thought-provoking exploration of the way texts emerging in the legal process 'travel' in various ways to produce new forms and new meanings in new contexts.

Sociolinguistics Soziolinguistik

The language of the law, communication problems and issues, linguistic
evidence, and language crimes. All of these are of potential interest to
sociolinguists and can be viewed as sociolinguistics. There are many different
legal systems in use ...

Author: Ulrich Ammon

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110199871

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 891

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The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.

Discourse in Context Contemporary Applied Linguistics

Cotterill, J. (2003), Language and Power in Court: A Linguistic Analysis of the
O.J. Simpson Trial. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Coulthard, M. and ... —(2010),
Sociolinguistics and the Legal Process. Bristol: MM Textbooks. Ervin-Tripp, S. (
1996), ...

Author: John Flowerdew

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781623562359

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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Featuring internationally renowned academics, this volume provides a snapshot of the field of applied linguistics, and illustrates how linguistics is engaging with the idea of 'context'. The book treats discourse as language in the contexts of its use in and above the level of the sentence and as systems of knowledge and beliefs. In using the term context(s), the book understands this as different situations in which discourse is produced and, on the other, how analysts construe context in their work. The volume is thus concerned with language in its context of use (little d discourse), but at the same time, more specifically, in individual chapters, with particular discourses as they are manifested in particular contexts (big D discourses). Well known discourse analysts contribute chapters focussing on different contexts with which they are familiar, viz. business, education, ethnicity and race, gender and sexuality, history, intercultural contexts, lingua franca contexts, media, place, politics, race, and the virtual world. It brings together researchers from different approaches, but all with a commitment to the study of language in context. The contributors themselves represent different approaches to discourse analysis: conversation analysis, corpus linguistics, critical discourse analysis, ethnographic discourse analysis, mediated discourse analysis, multimodal discourse analysis, systemic functional linguistics. Readers are invited to compare and contrast these different contexts and approaches.

Intercultural Communication A Critical Introduction

Sociolinguistics and the Legal Process. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.
Ehrenreich, B., Hochschild, A. R. (2002). Introduction. In B. Ehrenreich and A. R.
Hochschild (eds), Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New
Economy ...

Author: Ingrid Piller

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748688326

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Combining perspectives from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, this introduction provides students with a comprehensive, up-to-date and critical overview of the field of intercultural communication.Ingrid Piller explains communication in context using two main approaches.The first treats cultural identity, difference and similarity as discursive constructions. The second, informed by bilingualism studies, highlights the use and prestige of different languages and language varieties as well as the varying access that speakers have to them.Linguistics students will find this book a useful tool for studying language and globalization as well as applied linguistics.

The Sociolinguistics of Narrative

... stories embedded in anti-narrative genres in courtrooms are explored for what
they contribute to cross—examination, evidence and legal process; children's
collaborative conversational stories are studied as both enactments of childhood
 ...

Author: Joanna Thornborrow

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027294272

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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This book aims to appraise sociolinguistic work devoted to the form and function of storytelling and to examine in detail the ways in which narrative constitutes a fundamental discursive resource across a range of contexts. The chapters presented here bring together some of the most recent work in the theory and practice of narrative analysis from a broad sociolinguistic perspective. They address some of the questions left implicit whenever stories are brought within the analytic frame of sociolinguistics: What exactly do we mean by 'story'?; what kind of social and contextual variations can determine the production and shape of situated stories, and what are the core elements of narrative as a discursive unit and interactional resource?; how is the relationship between narrative discourse and social context articulated in the construction of cultural identities? The data come both from institutional settings such as workplaces, courtrooms, schools, and the media, as well as from informal everyday settings.

AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLINGUISTICS

... relating communication problems faced by non-native speakers witnesses,
suspects and defendants in the legal process. This situation requires the
presence of well-trained interpreters that apart from a comprehensive language
knowledge, ...

Author: CHACÓN BELTRÁN Rubén

Publisher: Editorial UNED

ISBN: 9788436267891

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 219

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La presente obra ha sido concebida como manual para la asignatura de Sociolingüística de la Lengua Inglesa prestando especial atención a las características particulares de los alumnos que estudian en la UNED. De hecho, este material promueve una aproximación a la sociolingüística inglesa desde una perspectiva de trabajo autónomo, y en gran medida autodidacta, apoyándose en la lectura de una selección de fragmentos tomados de obras representativas para este campo de estudio. Este libro es una obra introductoria a la sociolingüística con especial atención a los países de habla inglesa. Así, abundan los ejemplos y referencias al estudio de esta disciplina en relación con la lengua inglesa, y frecuentemente se describen situaciones particulares en países de todo el mundo donde se usa el inglés como medio de comunicación. El objetivo primordial de este manual es proveer al estudiante de los principios sociolingüísticos básicos y las líneas de investigación más representativas que le permitan reflexionar sobre numerosas situaciones de interacción humana en las que la sociolingüística juega un papel destacado. Finalmente, se espera que al finalizar la lectura y estudio de este libro, el lector haya desarrollado el grado de sensibilidad necesario para percibir la presencia de rasgos sociolingüísticos en su interacción oral y escrita con otros hablantes de inglés.

Language Policies and Dis Citizenship

In this regard, Ndebele women are not adequately included in court proceedings
and face recurring marginalization and social exclusion by the criminal justice
system. ... Eades, D. (2010) Sociolinguistics and the Legal Process. Bristol: ...

Author: Prof. Vaidehi Ramanathan

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783090211

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This volume explores the concept of 'citizenship', and argues that it should be understood both as a process of becoming and the ability to participate fully, rather than as a status that can be inherited, acquired, or achieved. From a courtroom in Bulawayo to a nursery in Birmingham, the authors use local contexts to foreground how the vulnerable, particularly those from minority language backgrounds, continue to be excluded, whilst offering a powerful demonstration of the potential for change offered by individual agency, resistance and struggle. In addressing questions such as 'under what local conditions does "dis-citizenship" happen?'; 'what role do language policies and pedagogic practices play?' and 'what kinds of margins and borders keep humans from fully participating'? The chapters in this volume shift the debate away from visas and passports to more uncertain and contested spaces of interpretation.

Texte zu Theorie und Praxis forensischer Linguistik

Die Buchreihe Linguistische Arbeiten hat mit über 500 Bänden zur linguistischen Theoriebildung der letzten Jahrzehnte in Deutschland und international wesentlich beigetragen.

Author: Hannes Kniffka

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: UOM:39015019618076

Category: Applied linguistics

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Die Buchreihe Linguistische Arbeiten hat mit über 500 Bänden zur linguistischen Theoriebildung der letzten Jahrzehnte in Deutschland und international wesentlich beigetragen. Die Reihe wird auch weiterhin neue Impulse für die Forschung setzen und die zentrale Einsicht der Sprachwissenschaft präsentieren, dass Fortschritt in der Erforschung der menschlichen Sprachen nur durch die enge Verbindung von empirischen und theoretischen Analysen sowohl diachron wie synchron möglich ist. Daher laden wir hochwertige linguistische Arbeiten aus allen zentralen Teilgebieten der allgemeinen und einzelsprachlichen Linguistik ein, die aktuelle Fragestellungen bearbeiten, neue Daten diskutieren und die Theorieentwicklung vorantreiben.

Sociolinguistics

... linguistic description of doctor - patient - interviews “ , in : Studies in everyday
medical life , Wadsworth , M . / Robinson , D . , eds . , London , 69 - 89 . Danet ,
Brenda ( 1980 ) „ Language in the legal process “ , in : Law and Society Review
14 ...

Author: Ulrich Ammon

Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter

ISBN: IND:32000007483243

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Since the publication of the first edition of the handbook Sociolinguistics/Soziolinguistik , the then young discipline has changed and developed considerably. The field has left behind its status as an interdiscipline between sociology and linguistics and is now a worldwide established field. Sociolinguistics continues to contribute to solving practical problems in areas such as language planning and standardization, language policy, as well as in language didactics and speech therapy. Moreover, new topics and areas of application have arisen from the autonomy of the discipline - these have been systematically and extensively included in the second edition of the handbook. The new overall concept depicts the regional and disciplinary representativity of sociolinguistic research while offering an encyclopedia-like useablitiy for all its readers. This includes theoretical depth and stringency for readers interested in theory, as well as methodical abundance and detail for empirical researchers. The descriptions of methods are so informative and precise that they can directly be used in the preparation of project planning. Similarly, the descriptions in the practice-oriented articles are so precise that users can accurately assess to what extent they can expect a certain sociolinguistic approach to help solve their problems. With an extensive description as its goal, the second edition of the handbook Sociolinguistics/Soziolinguistik takes into account the current standing of the discipline and the modified structure of the field.

Language Social Psychological Perspectives

... and to ideas and methods from sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics, as a way
of illuminating the legal process, as it works in practice. The Law and Social
Science Program of the American National Science Foundation helped to launch
 ...

Author: H. Giles

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483299112

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 458

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Provides a comprehensive review of the relationships between language and social behaviour. The papers will be of interest not only to psychologists concerned with language and social behaviour, but also to linguists, sociologists and social workers, anthropologists and psychiatrists

Language Meaning and the Law

Specialist topics in forensic linguistics and applied sociolinguistics of law are not
covered in this work, except where they relate ... of the language rights of groups
who are especially disadvantaged by the language culture of the legal process.

Author: Christopher Hutton

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748633524

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Language, Meaning and the Law offers an accessible, critical guide to debates about linguistic meaning and interpretation in relation to legal language. Law is an ideal domain for considering fundamental questions relating to how we assign meanings to words, understand and comment on texts, and deal with socially and ideologically significant questions of interpretation. The book argues that theoretical issues of concern to linguists, philosophers, literary theorists and others are illuminated by the demands of the legal context, since law is driven by the need for practical solutions and for determinate outcomes based on explicit reasoning. Topics covered include: the relationship of linguistics to legal theory, indeterminacy and statutory interpretation, the theory and practice of using dictionaries in law, defamation and language in the public sphere, and the distinction between perjury and deception. This book does not assume specialist knowledge of the field, and is designed as a self-contained, advanced introduction to a fascinating area of study. The reader will gain an overall insight into issues and debates about meaning and interpretation, as well as an understanding of how these questions are shaped by the legal context.

Aboriginal Ways of Using English

This new collection by Professor Diana Eades addresses the way non-traditional language Aboriginal speakers of English use and speak English.

Author: Diana Eades

Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press

ISBN: 9781922059260

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

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This new collection by Professor Diana Eades addresses the way non-traditional language Aboriginal speakers of English use and speak English. Here she draws together some of her best writing over the past thirty years. Older chapters are brought up to date with contemporary reflections, informed by her many years' experience in research and teaching as well as the practical applications of her scholarly work. The introduction includes an overview about Aboriginal ways of speaking English and the implications for both education and the law, as well as discussing the use of the term 'Aboriginal English'. To understand Aboriginal ways of speaking English leads to be better understanding Aboriginal identity, a better engagement in intercultural communication, and learning about the complexities of how English is used by and with Aboriginal people in the legal process. This is invaluable reading for university undergraduates in a range of disciplines but also postgraduate courses where theres little information available. Educated readers and students with or without a linguistics background will find the book accessible.

Sociolinguistics Newsletter

Language and the Legal Process Chairperson : Brenda Danet , The
Communications Institute , Hebrew University , Jerusalem 91240 , Israel . Papers
: The Comprehension of Legal Language : A Sociolinguistic Perspective . Veda
Charrow ...

Author: Edward Rose

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ISBN: IND:30000126712862

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Courtroom Talk and Neocolonial Control

Thus the sociolinguistic spotlight must shine on courtroom talk and resulting
decisions to examine how the legal system ... In this chapter, I first situate this
study in relation to other studies of Aboriginal English in the legal process, and
then in ...

Author: Diana Eades

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110208320

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The book uses critical sociolinguistic analysis to examine the social consequences of courtroom talk. The focus of the study is the cross-examination of three Australian Aboriginal boys who were prosecution witnesses in the case of six police officers charged with their abduction. The analysis reveals how the language mechanisms allowed by courtroom rules of evidence serve to legitimize neocolonial control over Indigenous people. In the propositions and assertions made in cross-examination, and their adoption by judicial decision-makers, the three boys were constructed not as victims of police abuse, but rather in terms of difference, deviance and delinquency. This identity work addresses fundamental issues concerning what it means to be an Aboriginal young person, as well as constraints about how to perform or live this identity, and the rights to which Aboriginal people can lay claim, while legitimizing police control over their freedom of movement. Understanding this courtroom talk requires analysis of the sociopolitical and historical actions and structures within which the courtroom hearing was embedded. Through this analysis, the interrelatedness of structure, agency, constraint and change, which is central to critical sociolinguistics, becomes apparent. In its investigation of language ideologies that underpin courtroom talk, as well as the details of how language is used, and the social consequences of this talk, the book highlights the need for far-reaching changes to courtroom rules of evidence.

Translation Issues in Language and Law

With contributions from world-class specialists this first book-length work looks at translation issues in forensic linguistics, where accuracy and cultural understandings play a prominent part in the legal process.

Author: F. Olsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230233744

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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With contributions from world-class specialists this first book-length work looks at translation issues in forensic linguistics, where accuracy and cultural understandings play a prominent part in the legal process.

The SAGE Handbook of Sociolinguistics

... Forensic linguistics in the broadest sense is the application of linguistics to
three principal domains: written legal texts, ... of the semantic changes that such a
double conversion process can accidentally, and at times deliberately, introduce.

Author: Ruth Wodak

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446248409

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

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"A treasure trove for sociolinguistic researchers and students alike. Edited by three leading sociolinguists, the 39 chapters cover a wealth of valuable material... And the cast list reads like a veritable Who's Who of sociolinguistics, with a refreshing number of younger scholars included along with more familiar, well-established names... This is a book that I will reach for often, both for research and teaching purposes. I will recommend it to my postgraduate students, and many of the chapters will provide excellent material for discussion in our advanced undergraduate sociolinguistics course." - Janet Holmes, Discourse Studies "The best, the most complete and the most integrated handbook of sociolinguistics of the past decade." - Joshua A. Fishman, NYU and Stanford University This Handbook answers a long-standing need for an up-to-date, comprehensive, international, in-depth critical survey of the history, trajectory, data, results and key figures involved in sociolinguistics. It consists of six inter-linked sections: The History of Sociolinguistics Sociolinguistics and Social Theory Language, Variation and Change Interaction Multilingualism and Contact Applications The result is a work of unprecedented coverage and insight. It is all here, from the foundational contributions to the field to the impact of new media, new technologies of communication, globalization, trans-border fluidities and agendas of research. The book will quickly be recognized as a benchmark in the field. It will provide a basis for reckoning its origins and pathways of development as well as an authoritative account of the central debates and research issues of today.