Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Ran across a reference to Forensic Linguistics: An Introduction to Language in the Justice System today, and was very disappointed to find that it is a sociolinguistic exploration of the use of language in legal environments, and not filled with CSI-like moments where the geeky but sexy Forensic Linguist holds up a cast-iron skillet in court and asks the defendant, "And what do you call this?"

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