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Archive for January 8th, 2020


This Just In: Just Words: Law, Language, and Power

John M. Conley, William M. O’Barr, and Robin Conley Riner show how the legal process and justice can be examined and understood through the field of linguistics in Just Words: Law, Language, and Power. This book is essential to the reader who wants to understand what language reveals about the nature of legal power. Each chapter covers a language-based approach to a different area of the law, from the cross-examinations of victims and witnesses to divorce mediation. This third edition has chapters on nonverbal communication in legal settings and law, language, race, and gender with many examples and in-depth discussions.