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Sun Jan 27 2008

Books: Forensic Linguistics: Coulthard, Johnson

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        1.    Francesca Filippelli, An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Coulthard, Johnson


Message 1: An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Coulthard, Johnson
Date: 25-Jan-2008
From: Francesca Filippelli <francesca.filippellitaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Coulthard, Johnson
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Title: An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics
Subtitle: Language in Evidence
Published: 2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Author: Malcolm Coulthard
Author: Alison Johnson
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415320245 Pages: 244 Price: U.S. $ 140.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415320238 Pages: 244 Price: U.S. $ 35.95
Abstract:

From the accusation of plagiarism in The Da Vinci Code, to the infamous
hoaxer in the Yorkshire Ripper case, the use of linguistic evidence in
court and the number of linguists called to act as expert witnesses in
court trials has increased rapidly in the past fifteen years. An
Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence provides a
timely and accessible introduction to this rapidly expanding subject.

Using knowledge and experience gained in legal settings - Coulthard in his
work as an expert witness and Johnson in her work as a West Midlands police
officer - the two authors combine an array of perspectives into a
distinctly unified textbook, focusing throughout on evidence from real and
often high profile cases including serial killer Harold Shipman, the
Bridgewater Four and the Birmingham Six.

Divided into two sections, 'The Language of the Legal Process' and
'Language as Evidence', the book covers the key topics of the field. The
first section looks at legal language, the structures of legal genres and
the collection and testing of evidence from the initial police interview
through to examination and cross-examination in the courtroom. The second
section focuses on the role of the forensic linguist, the forensic
phonetician and the document examiner, as well as examining in detail the
linguistic investigation of authorship and plagiarism.

With research tasks, suggested reading and website references provided at
the end of each chapter, An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language
in Evidence is the essential textbook for courses in forensic linguistics
and language of the law.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Forensic Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=33600




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