- Susana Sotillo IMAP, Resources for Language and the Law
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 13:34:04 -0400
- From Gerald McMenamin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
who contributed a very impressive bibliography. Only parts of it are being
reproduced because of space limitations. Those who
want the complete bibliography, please e-mail Dr. McMenamim at
Bibliography: Forensic Linguistics
Bryant, M. English in the Law Courts: The Part that Articles,
Conjunctions Play in Legal Decisions, Frederick Ungar, New York, 1930
- Cotteril, Janet (ed.) Language in the Legal Process
2002, Palgrave Macmillan
- Conley, J. M. and O'Barr, W. M. Just Words: Law, Language, and Power.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1998.
- Crystal, D. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language,
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1995.
Crystal, D. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language, Cambridge
University Press, Cambridge, 1987.
- Danet, B. "Language in the legal process," Law & Society
- Eades, D. "Forensic linguistics in Australia: an overview,"
Linguistics, 1:2:113-132, 1994.
- Eades, D. Language in Evidence: Issues Confronting Aboriginal and
Multicultural Australia, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney,
- Gibbons, J., Ed.. Language and the Law, Longman, New York, 1994.
- Gibbons, J. "Applied linguistics in court," Applied Linguistics,
- Kniffka, H. Texte zu Theorie und Praxis forensischer Linguistik, Max
Niemeyer Verlag, Tübingen, 1990.
- Kniffka, H., S. Blackwell, and Coulthard, M., Eds. Recent Developments
in Forensic Linguistics, Peter Lang, Frankfurt, 1996.
- Lakoff, R. T. Talking Power: The Politics of Language in Our Lives,
Basic Books, New York, 1990.
- Levi, J. N. Language and Law: a Bibliographic Guide to Social Science
Research in the USA, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, and American
Bar Association, Washington, D.C., Teaching Resource Bulletin No. 4,
- Levi, J. N. "Language as evidence: The linguist as expert witness in
North American courts," Forensic Linguistics, 1:1:1-26, 1994b.
- Levi, J. N. and Graffam Walker, A., Eds. Language in the Judicial
Process, Plenum Press, New York, 1990.
- Levi, J. N. Linguistics, Language, and Law: A Topical Bibliography,
Indiana University Linguistics Club, Bloomington, 1982.
- Melinkoff, D. The Language of the Law, Little Brown, Boston, 1963.
- Murphy, H. F. "Linguistics and law: An overview of forensic
linguistics," Journal of Law, Intellectual Property, and Technology, 1:,
- O'Barr, W. Linguistic Evidence, Language, Power and Strategy in the
Courtroom, Academic Press, New York, 1982.
- Rieber, R. W. and Stewart, W. A., Eds. The Language Scientist as Expert
in the Legal Setting, Annals of the New York Academy of Science, v. 606,
New York, 1990.
- Shuy, R. W. "Language and the law," Annual Review of Applied
Linguistics, 7:50-63, 1986.
- Shuy, R. W. Language Crimes: The Use and Abuse of Language Evidence in
the Courtroom, Blackwell, Oxford, 1993.
- Shuy, R. W. "Linguistics in other professions," Annual Review of
Anthropology, 13:419-445, 1984.
- Shuy, R. W. The Language of Confessions, Interrogation and Deception,
Sage Publications, Los Angeles, 1998.
- Shuy, R.W. Linguistic Battles in Trademark Disputes
2002 Palgrave Macmillan. (http://www.palgrave.com)
- Tiersma, P. M. "Linguistic issues in law," Language
- Wetter, J. G. The Styles of Appellate Judicial Opinions, A. W. Sythoff,
- And see these new additions here.
- From Judith Levi <email@example.com>
This bibliography was originally posted on Linguist List (12.1665) by
Susana Sotillo IMAP, and called "Resources for Language and the Law". I have revised
and reformatted it to add some things and rearrange some things. (hs) She posted a
query to the Linguist List back in May asking for scholarly
references and suggestions for an undergraduate course in Language & the
Law, and various people responded.
- Language and Law: A Bibliographic Guide to Social Science Research
in the USA (ABA, 1994). "There are 1350 entries, arranged according to
topic. That will give you enough for ten courses' worth of materials."
- No appropriate textbook exists, but
one or more of these quite different options could be used
Language in the Judicial Process (1990), ed. by J. Levi and Anne Graffam
- Legal Language (1999) by Peter Tiersma
(U Chicago Press).
- Mellinkoff, David (1963) "The Language of the Law" (a classic by a law
professor who also wrote "Legal Writing: Sense and Nonsense")
Web resources. Judith suggested sending a query to the Forensic
http://www-clg.bham.ac.uk/forensic/index.html : The Forensic Linguistics
home page of the U of Birmingham (UK) -- a superb resource.
http://www.outreach.utk.edu/ljp/links/links.html - a US page called
"Language in the Judicial Process" (after our book).
- For Cyberlaw references: Bethany Dumas, the
linguist/JD/consultant/English prof who maintains the LJP site. (
- Dr. Levi attached her Syllabi as Word Files. These syllabi present
a broad survey of topics. Those wishing to obtain copies of these
syllabi, please e-mail Dr. Levi at
- From Nancy Frishberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Georgina Heydon
Forensic Linguistics Home Page: http://www-clg.bham.ac.uk/forensic
- Contact Sue Blackwell at the International Association of Forensic
Linguistics (IAFL) at the University of Birmingham,
From France <email@example.com>
"From a sociolinguistic standpoint, two interesting aspects of this are
1. research into cross-cultural 'ways of speaking' and possible
miscommunication; and 2. the asymetrical talk that typically takes place
in institutional settings where there is a clear power
differential between speakers. Put the two together and,bang!,