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May I Quote You on That?

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A guide to English grammar and usage for the twenty-first century, pairing grammar rules with interesting and humorous quotations from American popular culture.

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Title: Creating Language Crimes
Subtitle: How Law Enforcement Uses (and Misuses) Language
Written By: Roger W. Shuy

This book illustrates how linguistic analysis of undercover tape recordings
made by law enforcement can help defense attorneys, law enforcement
officers, judges, and juries better understand the effects of
conversational strategies
used to give the appearance of criminal activity. If only the appearance of
such crime is created, law enforcement has not reached its evidentiary
goal. Eleven conversational strategies were used in the twelve actual
criminal cases described in this book.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195181662
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 208
Prices: U.S. $ 29.95