Linguistics and Law (DS4)


Topics include surreptitious recordings as criminal evidence; pornography, slander, defamation, and libel; interpretation of laws and contracts; copyright, patents, and trademarks; jury instructions; jury selection; courtroom language as a unique register; the language of judges' decisions; interrogations and confessions; official bilingualism; product warnings; clarity of instructions leading to potential liability issues.
Curriculum Codes
  • SS
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