It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
Linguists and lawyers from a range of countries and legal systems explore the language of the law and its participants, beginning with the role of the forensic linguist in legal proceedings, either as expert witness or in legal language reform. Subsequent chapters analyze different aspects of language and interaction in the chain of events from a police emergency call through the police interview context and into the courtroom, as well as appeal court and alternative routes to justice.
List of Tables - List of Figures - Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction: Language in the Legal Process; J.Cotterill -PART I: THE LINGUIST IN THE LEGAL PROCESS - To Testify or Not to Testify?; R.W.Shuy - Whose Voice Is It? Invented and Concealed Dialogue in Written Records of Verbal Evidence Produced by the Police; M.Coulthard - Textual Barriers to United States Immigration; G.Stygall - The Language and Law of Product Warnings; P.M.Tiersma - PART II: THE LANGUAGE OF THE POLICE AND THE POLICE INTERVIEW - 'I Just Need to Ask Somebody Some uestions': Sensitivities in Domestic Dispute Calls; K.Tracy & R.R.Agne - So...? Pragmatic Implications of So-Prefaced uestions in Formal Police Interviews; A.Johnson - 'Three's a Crowd': Shifts in Dynamics in the Interpreted Interview; S.Russell - The Miranda Warnings and Linguistic Coercion: The Role of Footing in the Interrogation of a Limited-English Speaking Murder Suspect; S.Berk-Seligson - PART III: THE LANGUAGE OF THE COURTROOM I: LAWYERS AND WITNESSES - 'Just One More Time...': Change and Continuity in Courtroom Narratives in the Trials of OJ Simpson; J.Cotterill - 'Evidence Given in Unequivocal Terms': Gaining Consent of Aboriginal Young People in Court; D.Eades - The Clinton Scandal: Some Legal Lessons from Linguistics; L.M.Solan - Understanding the Other: A Case of Mis-Interpreting Culture-Specific Utterances at Alternative Dispute Resolution; R.H.Moeketsi - PATY IV: THE LANGUAGE OF THE COURTROOM II: JUDGES AND JURIES - The Meaning of 'I Go Bankrupt': An Essay in Forensic Linguistics; S.Bernstein - 'If You Were Standing in Marks and Spencers': Narrativization and Comprehension in the English Summing-Up; C.Heffer - Reasonable Doubt about Reasonable Doubt: Assessing Jury Instruction Adequacy in a Capital Case; B.K.Dumas - Discipline and Punishment in the Discourse of Legal Decision on Rape Trials; D.de C.Figueiredo
JANET COTTERILL is a Lecturer in Language and Communication at Cardiff University. She is Joint Editor of Forensic Linguistics: The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law.