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LINGUIST List 24.2622

Thu Jun 27 2013

Books: Analysing Police Interviews: Carter

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Jun-2013
From: Charlotte Rose <charlotte.rosebloomsbury.com>
Subject: Analysing Police Interviews: Carter
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Title: Analysing Police Interviews
Subtitle: Laughter, Confessions and the Tape
Published: 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
                http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/

Book URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/analysing-police-interviews-9780567129093/

Author: Elisabeth Carter
Paperback: ISBN: 9780567129093 Pages: 216 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Abstract:

This book uses transcripts from real UK police interviews, investigating previously unexplored and under-explored areas of the process. It illustrates the way in which police and suspects use language and sounds to inform, persuade and communicate with each other. It also looks closely at how interactional tools such as laughter can be used to sidestep the legal boundaries of this setting without sanction.

The work reveals the delicate balance between institutional and conversational talk, the composition and maintenance of roles and the conflicts between the rules of interaction and law. The analyses offer detailed insights into the reality behind the myth and mystique of police interviews and contain findings which have the potential to inform and advance evidence-based police interview training and practice.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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