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Media: Linguistics and Murder

Submitter: Brent Woo

Submitter Email: bwoo@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics

Media Body: At the Kingston Mills murder trial, where a man was accused of killing his
wife
and three children, they call in a witness to comment on the discourse
and
sociolinguistics of the case.

Read more: http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3441237
Issue Number: 23.338
Date Posted: January 19, 2012

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