Courtroom Talk and Neocolonial Control

Courtroom Talk and Neocolonial Control

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The book examines the social consequences of courtroom talk through detailed investigation of the cross-examination of three Australian Aboriginal boys in the case against six police officers charged with their abduction. Critical sociolinguistic analysis shows how courtroom talk, with its related assumptions about how language works, can serve to legitimize neocolonial control over Indigenous people.3. DC1: Beg your pardon? 4. David: Yes. 5. DC1: Remember the night you say you saw these police officers- when ... the questions of the following 2a€“3 minutes of the insinuation that David was wearing stolen Reebok shoes that night ... andwhy David wanted to swap them (to which he first answers cause he didna#39;t want them no more, and then I dunno). ... While this could hardly be seen as criminal, it does however, evoke the crime of vagrancy, discussed in Section 2.2. 2 of Chapter 5.

Title:Courtroom Talk and Neocolonial Control
Author: Diana Eades
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2008-09-25

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