Author: Roger W. Shuy
Hardback: ISBN: 9780199795383 Pages: 232 Price: U.S. $ 65.00 Comment: £40.00
The Language of Perjury Cases outlines the contributions that linguistics can make to both the gathering of evidence and the way that evidence is analyzed in perjury cases. Roger W. Shuy describes eleven representative lawsuits-- involving bankruptcy, unions, hunting licenses, doctors, priests, and Senators-- for which he served as a consultant. Shuy's linguistic analysis illustrates how grammatical referencing, speech acts, discourse structure, framing, conveyed meaning, intentionality, and malicious language affected the outcome of these cases.