Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Wiley-Blackwell Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

The Social Origins of Language

By Daniel Dor

Presents a new theoretical framework for the origins of human language and sets key issues in language evolution in their wider context within biological and cultural evolution


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

By Thomas Hoffmann

This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'


New from Brill!

ad

Free Access 4 You

Free access to several Brill linguistics journals, such as Journal of Jewish Languages, Language Dynamics and Change, and Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics.


Book Information

   

Title: A Pragmatic Analysis of Legal Proofs of Criminal Intent
Written By: Sol Azuelos-Atias
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=DAPSAC%2025
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 25
Description:

A Pragmatic Analysis of Legal Proofs of Criminal Intent is a detailed
investigation of proofs of criminal intent in Israeli courtrooms. The book
analyses linguistic, pragmatic, interpretative and argumentative strategies
used by Israeli lawyers and judges in order to examine the defendant’s
intention. There can be no doubt that this subject is worthy of a thorough
investigation. A person’'s intention is a psychological phenomenon and
therefore, unless the defendant chooses to confess his intent, it cannot be
proven directly -– either by evidence or by witnesses’ testimonies. The
defendant’'s intention must be inferred usually from the overall
circumstances of the case; verbal and situational contexts, cultural and
ideological assumptions and implicatures should be taken into account. The
linguistic analysis of these inferences presented here is necessarily
comprehensive: it requires consideration of a variety of theoretical
frameworks including speech act theory, discourse analysis, argumentation
theory, polyphony theory and text linguistics.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Semantics
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027227160
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 193
Prices: U.S. $ 134.00