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Courtroom Discourse

Courtroom Discourse

Courtroom discourse

25.1 Introduction

A recurring theme in the study of courtroom discourse has been the role of language and linguistic practices in the creation and maintenance of social power in the courtroom. For example, early research in the area, conducted by O'Barr (and others) in the United States (e.g. Conley, O'Barr and ...

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