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LINGUIST List 18.3846

Thu Dec 20 2007

Books: Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics/Sociolinguistics: Rock

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        1.    Shereen Muhyeddeen, Communicating Rights: Rock


Message 1: Communicating Rights: Rock
Date: 12-Dec-2007
From: Shereen Muhyeddeen <s.muhyeddeenpalgrave.com>
Subject: Communicating Rights: Rock
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Title: Communicating Rights
Subtitle: The Language of Arrest and Detention
Published: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
                http://www.palgrave.com

Book URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=276572

Author: Frances Rock
Hardback: ISBN: 9780230013315 Pages: 384 Price: U.K. £ 55.00
Abstract:

People explain things to each other every day using both writing and
speech. Communicating Rights examines the creativity which underpins
everyday explanation and its power to influence lives. The rights
communication in question occurs in police custody, where explanations
shape crucial decisions. Data examined illustrate that when speakers and
writers transform texts for others through explanation they work hard to
convey meaning. They try to simplify words and grammar and consider the
other's perspective and communicative needs. However, although explaining
rights seems to be concerned with simply relaying facts it does much more.
This apparently tightly-regulated, goal-oriented talk is used by both
police officers and detainees to reassure, persuade, distract, challenge,
empathise, learn, influence confidence, present identity, prospect
intentions, show affiliation, make suggestions and bring formality. The
book shows that analysts, institutions, indeed anyone who explains to
others, might usefully recognize that their explanations do more than
simply convey facts.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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