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FYI: Call for Papers: The Discourse of Police Investigation

Author: Marianne Mason

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Forensic Linguistics

FYI Body: Call for Papers for Edited Volume
Deadline: 5-11-2014

The Discourse of Police Investigation

With the purpose of evaluating, exploring, and focusing on the linguistic aspects of police investigation, we are creating an edited volume that explores the intersections of linguistic theory and police discourse. We invite contributors who are doing research on police discourse to participate in this volume. Papers dealing with the analysis of either theoretical or practical-applications based linguistics in a wide-range of police exchanges in both monolingual and bilingual settings are welcome. Some possible topics include:

1. Invocations for Counsel
2. The Reading/Understanding of Miranda Warnings
3. Witness's Statements (Oral/Written)
4. Suspect's Statements (Oral/Written) while in Police Custody
5. Threatening Letters Obtained During Police Investigation
6. Suicide Notes Used in a Police Investigation
7. Police Interrogation Strategies (e.g., in actual cases)
8. Police Interrogation Training and/or Techniques
9. Police Interviewing vs. Police Interrogation
10. Confessions (Oral/Written)
11. Police Reports (e.g., introduced as evidence at a trial)
12. The Legal Framework of Police Interrogation and/or Police Statements
13. The Interpretation of Criminal Legal Statutes (e.g., to charge/convict a suspect of a crime)

The language of the proposed publication is English. Contributors should provide a detailed abstract submission of 250-300 words and/or paper submissions, including abstracts, that range between 5500 and 8000 words. Submissions should be typed in double space using MS Word. Submissions should be sent no later than May 11, 2014 as an email attachment to: mmason@westga.edu.

The subject line should read 'The Discourse of Police Investigation Edited Volume'.

Each paper should contain a cover page (included in the email attachment containing the document) with the following information: title of paper, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, contact address (postal and email) and telephone number.

Every paper submitted will be assessed and authors will be contacted through their email addresses by June 11, 2014.

For more information please contact the editor:
Dr. Marianne Mason
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
University of West Georgia
Email: mmason@westga.edu

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