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An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics 2nd/2017

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<p style="margin: 0px 0px 14px; padding: 0px;">An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence has established itself as the essential textbook written by leading authorities in this expanding field. The second edition of this bestselling textbook begins with a new introduction and continues in two parts.</p> <p style="margin: -4px 0px 14px; padding: 0px;">Part One deals with the language of the legal process, and begins with a substantial new chapter exploring key theoretical and methodological approaches. In four updated chapters it goes on to cover the language of the law, initial calls to the emergency services, police interviewing, and courtroom discourse. Part Two looks at language as evidence, with substantially revised and updated chapters on the following key topics:</p> <ul style="margin: 0px 0px 18px 20px; padding-right: 0px; padding-left: 0px;"> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 20px; word-wrap: break-word;">the forensic linguist</li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 20px; word-wrap: break-word;">forensic phonetics</li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 20px; word-wrap: break-word;">authorship attribution</li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 20px; word-wrap: break-word;">the linguistic investigation of plagiarism</li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 20px; word-wrap: break-word;">the linguist as expert witness.</li> </ul> <p style="margin: -4px 0px 0px; padding: 0px;">The authors combine an array of perspectives on forensic linguistics, using knowledge and experience gained in legal settings – <span class="scayt-misspell-word" data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Coulthard" style="">Coulthard</span> in his work as an expert witness for cases such as the Birmingham Six and the Derek Bentley appeal, and Johnson as a former police officer. Research tasks, further reading, web links, and a new conclusion <span class="scayt-misspell-word" data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="ensure" style="">ensure</span> that this remains the core textbook for courses in forensic linguistics and language and the law. A glossary of key terms is also available at https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138641716 and on the <span class="scayt-misspell-word" data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Routledge" style="">Routledge</span> Language and Communication Portal.</p>

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