Looks at some common areas of interaction between linguistics and the legal process. Each chapter pairs a problem in language with a corresponding issue in law. This introduction to the intersection of language and law is of interest to students and general readers encountering this interdisciplinary area for the first time.
Sanford Schane is Research Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, San Diego, USA. Roger W. Shuy is Distinguished Research Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus, Georgetown University, USA.