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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Instructing the Jury

Nancy S. Marder.

in The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law

March 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics. 5508 words.

In the American legal system, a defendant in a serious criminal case and parties in certain types of civil cases are entitled to a trial by jury. In both criminal and civil jury trials,...

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Author Identification In The Forensic Setting

Carole E. Chaski.

in The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law

March 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics. 6054 words.

Author identification can play a role in the investigation of many different types of crimes, civil transactions, and security issues. Over the last fifteen years, author identification has...

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Discourse in the us Courtroom

Gail Stygall.

in The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law

March 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics. 5978 words.

Sometimes ordinary people just do not understand the meaning of the language that they hear in courtrooms. This is problematic because courts are places of great power: a person's liberty...

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Language Analysis For Determination Of Origin: Objective Evidence For Refugee Status Determination

Peter L. Patrick.

in The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law

March 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics. 5958 words.

Refugees are persons who can show ‘a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion’ in...

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