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Author Shuy, Roger W.
Title The language of perjury cases / Roger W. Shuy.
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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 Floor3  KF9420 .S55 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description viii, 222 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-215) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Perjury and linguistics. Perjury and proof of perjury ; How linguisitics examine the language of perjury -- pt. 2. Perjury charges with inadequate intelligence analysis. False statements in a bankruptcy case ; False statements in a political contribution conduit scheme ; False statements and fraud in a bank loan ; False statements on a hunting license application -- pt. 3. Perjury and the ill-fated shipping vessel, Khian Sea. Perjury charges for a shipping company executive ; Perjury charges for another shipping company executive -- pt. 4. Perjury charges across languages and cultures. A doctor charged with perjury ; A union representative charged with perjury -- pt. 5. Perjury cases with adequate intelligence analysis. An attorney's aborted charge of suborning perjury ; A United States senator's aborted perjury charge ; A priest's aborted perjury charge ; The advantages and dangers of intelligence analysis in perjury cases ; Some recommendations for analyzing perjury cases.
Summary "The Language of Perjury Cases outlines the contributions that linguistics can make to both the gathering of evidence and the way that evidence is analyzed in perjury cases. Roger W. Shuy describes eleven representative lawsuits--involving bankruptcy, unions, hunting licenses, doctors, priests, and Senators--for which he served as a consultant. Shuy's linguistic analysis illustrates how grammatical referencing, speech acts, discourse structure, framing, conveyed meaning, intentionality, and malicious language affected the outcome of these cases"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Perjury -- United States.
Forensic linguistics -- United States.
ISBN 9780199795383 (alk. paper)
019979538X (alk. paper)
OCLC number 695390241