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Introduction

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Sexual Misconduct Cases

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199926961
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199980505 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926961.003.0008
Introduction

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This introductory chapter is concerned with sexual misconduct cases, particularly those involving children. It reviews how sexual misconduct cases were dealt with by previous authors and books, and emphasizes that the present work highlights several aspects that have been previously ignored. These include the language evidence of sexual misconduct that occurs in the workplace and sexual misconduct cases that occur between two adults. The chapter then explains how linguistics can help the analysis of sexual misconduct cases. It ends with a summary of the eleven cases presented in this book, where the author also acted as an expert witness.

Keywords: sexual misconduct; children; language evidence; workplace; adult-adult sexual misconduct; linguistics; expert witness

Chapter.  2564 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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