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The Resource Just words : law, language, and power, John M. Conley, William M. O'Barr, and Robin Conley Riner

Just words : law, language, and power, John M. Conley, William M. O'Barr, and Robin Conley Riner

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Just words : law, language, and power
Title
Just words
Title remainder
law, language, and power
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John M. Conley, William M. O'Barr, and Robin Conley Riner
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Language
eng
Summary
Is it 'just words' when a lawyer cross-examines a rape victim in the hopes of getting her to admit an interest in her attacker? Is it 'just words' when the Supreme Court hands down a decision or when business people draw up a contract? In tackling the question of how an abstract entity exerts concrete power, Just Words focuses on what has become the central issue in law and language research: what language reveals about the nature of legal power. [The authors] show how the microdynamics of the legal process and the largest questions of justice can be fruitfully explored through the field of linguistics. Each chapter covers a language-based approach to a different area of the law, from the cross-examinations of victims and witnesses to the inequities of divorce mediation. Combining analysis of common legal events with a broad range of scholarship on language and law, [this books] seeks the reality of power in the everyday practice and application of the law. As the only study of its type, the book is the definitive treatment of the topic and will be welcomed by students and specialists alike. This third edition brings this essential text up to date with new chapters on nonverbal, or 'multimodal, ' communication in legal settings and law, language, and race."--
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Conley, John M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • O'Barr, William M.
  • Conley Riner, Robin
Series statement
The Chicago series in law and society
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  • Law
  • Equality before the law
  • English language
  • Communication in law
  • Sociological jurisprudence
  • Communication in law
  • English language
  • Equality before the law
  • Law
  • Sociological jurisprudence
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Just words : law, language, and power, John M. Conley, William M. O'Barr, and Robin Conley Riner
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-232) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Third edition
Extent
xviii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780226484228
Lccn
2018030504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1043054702
Label
Just words : law, language, and power, John M. Conley, William M. O'Barr, and Robin Conley Riner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Third edition
Extent
xviii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780226484228
Lccn
2018030504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1043054702

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