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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: The Language of Law School
Subtitle: Learning to "think like a lawyer"
Written By: Elizabeth Mertz

Anthropologist and law professor Elizabeth Mertz takes us inside the
first-year law classroom, unpacking the mysterious process by which law
students learn to "think like lawyers." This process, which forces students
to think and talk in radically new and different ways about conflicts, is
directed by professors in the course of their lectures and examinations,
and conducted via spoken and written language. Using linguistic analysis,
this book tracks the relentless shift away from social and moral grounding
that law students must undergo to become lawyers. Mertz bases her study on
tape recordings from first year Contracts courses in eight different law

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780195182866
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272
Prices: U.S. $ 99.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780195183108
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272
Prices: U.S. $ 35.00