CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. The Nature of Legal Language. 3. Language Education for Law Professionals. 4. The Language and Communication of Jury Instruction. 5. Policespeak. 6. Legal Translation. 7. Questioning in Common Law Criminal Courts. 8. Bilingual Courtrooms. 9. The Silent Witness. 10. Language and Disadvantage before the Law. 11. Interpreting for the Minority, Interpreting for the Power. 12. Approaching Questions in Forensic Authorship Analysis. 13. Trademarks and Other Proprietary Terms. 14. Deception and Fraud. 15. Plagiarism.
The title of this collection implies, Forensic Linguistics, in its now widely accepted broader definition, has many aspects. Major areas of study include: the written language of the law, particularly the language of legislation; spoken legal discourse, particularly the language of court proceedings and police questioning; the social justice issues that emerge from the written and spoken language of the law; the provision of linguistic evidence, which can be divided into evidence on identify/authorship, and evidence on communication; the teaching and learning of spoken and written legal language; and legal translation and interpreting.