Language and power in court

a linguistic analysis of the O.J. Simpson trial by Janet Cotterill

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York

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Places:

  • California,
  • Los Angeles.

Subjects:

  • Simpson, O. J., 1947- -- Trials, litigation, etc.,
  • Trials (Murder) -- California -- Los Angeles.,
  • Trial practice -- California -- Language.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 234-243) and index.

StatementJanet Cotterill.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF224.S485 C68 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 245 p. ;
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3685697M
ISBN 100333969014
LC Control Number2003048270

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