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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Dimensions of Forensic Linguistics
Edited By: John Gibbons
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=AALS%205
Series Title: AILA Applied Linguistics Series 5
Description:

This volume functions as a guide to the multidisciplinary nature of
Forensic Linguistics understood in its broadest sense as the interface
between language and the law. It seeks to address the links in this
relatively young field between theory, method and data, without neglecting
the need for new research questions in the field. Perhaps the most striking
feature of this collection is its range, strikingly illustrating the
multi-dimensionality of Forensic Linguistics. All of the contributions
share a preoccupation with the painstaking linguistic work involved, using
and interpreting data in a restrained and reasoned way.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027205213
ISBN-13: 9789027205216
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ISBN-13: 9789027291158
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