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Sociolinguists and attorneys will locate perception and relevance during this account of the language of the court docket, as exemplified within the felony trial of O.J. Simpson. The trial is tested because the web site of linguistic strength and persuasion, concentrating on the position of language in (re)presenting and (re)constructing the crime. as well as the trial transcripts, the booklet attracts on Simpson's post-arrest interview, media reviews and post-trial interviews with jurors. the result's a special multi-dimensional perception into the 'Trial of the Century' from a linguistic and discursive standpoint.

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