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Courtroom Talk and Neocolonial Control

Courtroom Talk and Neocolonial Control (Hardback)

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The book examines the social consequences of courtroom talk through detailed investigation of the cross-examination of three Australian Aboriginal boys in the case against six police officers charged with their abduction. Critical sociolinguistic analysis shows how courtroom talk, with its related assumptions about how language works, can serve to legitimize neocolonial control over Indigenous people.

LawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsCriminal law & procedure Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co Publication Date: 15/07/2008 ISBN-13: 9783110204827  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Diana Eades, University of New England, Armidale, Australia.

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