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  1. Core Textbooks 5 items
    These are to be your key resources for this module. There is relevant reading for every topic in this module in these books. This material offers an introduction to each theme, and further reading in relevant journals and monographs should be undertaken if researching a particular field.
    1. An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence - Malcolm Coulthard, Alison Johnson, David Wright 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text

    2. The Routledge handbook of forensic linguistics - Malcolm Coulthard, Alison Johnson 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text

    3. The Oxford handbook of language and law - Peter Meijes Tiersma, Lawrence Solan 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text

    4. International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law

      Journal Core Text Even though the University does not subscribe to this journal, a wide selection of the articles have been digitsed and are available in this resource list (see below). During your research, should you wish to make use of an article from this journal that we do not have digitised, you can click here to browse the journal, and can request full online access to particular articles using the very simple ‘Order my journal article’ link in Library OneSearch.

    5. Language and Law/Linguagem e Direito

      Journal Core Text This is a new, open-access international journal dedicated to forensic linguistics and language of the law. Articles are published in English and Portuguese and are free to access and download.

  2. Week 1: Introduction to Forensic Linguistics 7 items
    1. An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence - Malcolm Coulthard, Alison Johnson, David Wright 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapter 1 & 2

    2. The Oxford handbook of language and law - Peter Meijes Tiersma, Lawrence Solan 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapter 1

    3. Forensic linguistics: an introduction to language in the justice system - John Gibbons 2003

      Book Recommended Reading Chapter 1

    4. The SAGE Handbook of Sociolinguistics - Ruth Wodak, Barbara Johnstone, Paul Kerswill 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading Chapter 35, by Coulthard, Grant and Kredens

    5. Sociolinguistics and the Legal Process - Diana Eades 2010

      Book Recommended Reading Chapter 1

    6. Forensic Linguistics - R. Perkins, T. Grant

      Chapter Recommended Reading

    7. Forensic linguistics - Ronald R. Rutters 2011

      Article Recommended Reading

  3. Week 2 & 3: Examining legal language and legal documents 7 items
    1. An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence - Malcolm Coulthard, Alison Johnson, David Wright 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapter 3

    2. The Routledge handbook of forensic linguistics - Malcolm Coulthard, Alison Johnson 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapters 2, 3, 4 and 5

    3. The Oxford handbook of language and law - Peter Meijes Tiersma, Lawrence Solan 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

    4. Legal Language - Peter Tiersma 1999

      Book Recommended Reading Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13 and 14

    5. Forensic linguistics: an introduction to language in the justice system - John Gibbons 2003

      Book Recommended Reading Chapters 1 and 2

    6. Language and the Law - John Gibbons 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading Chapters 1, 2, 4 and 7

    7. Dimensions of forensic linguistics - John Gibbons, M. Teresa Turell, ebrary, Inc c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading Chapter 2, by Tiersma

  4. Week 4 & 5: Being arrested, police statements and police interviews 8 items
    1. An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence - Malcolm Coulthard, Alison Johnson, David Wright 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapter 4

    2. The Routledge handbook of forensic linguistics - Malcolm Coulthard, Alison Johnson 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 21

    3. The Oxford handbook of language and law - Peter Meijes Tiersma, Lawrence Solan 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapters 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25

    4. Communicating rights: the language of arrest and detention - Frances Rock 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    5. Language in the Legal Process - Janet Cotterill, 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading Chapters 5, 6, 7 and 8

    6. Sociolinguistics and the Legal Process - Diana Eades 2010

      Book Recommended Reading Chapters 7, 8 and 9

  5. Week 6 and 7: Courtroom discourse 11 items
    1. An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence - Malcolm Coulthard, Alison Johnson, David Wright 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapter 5

    2. The Routledge handbook of forensic linguistics - Malcolm Coulthard, Alison Johnson 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapters 14, 15, 16, 17, 22

    3. The Oxford handbook of language and law - Peter Meijes Tiersma, Lawrence Solan 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapters 26, 27, 28, 29 and 31

    4. The Language of Jury Trial: A Corpus-Aided Analysis of Legal-Lay Discourse - Chris Heffer 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading Chapters 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7

    5. Language and power in court: a linguistic analysis of the O.J. Simpson trial - Janet Cotterill 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8

    6. Language in the Legal Process - Janet Cotterill, 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapters 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

    7. Forensic linguistics: an introduction to language in the justice system - John Gibbons 2003

      Book Recommended Reading Chapters 3, 4, and 5

    8. Language and the Law - John Gibbons 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading Chapters 5, 8, 9, 10

    9. Dimensions of forensic linguistics - John Gibbons, M. Teresa Turell, ebrary, Inc c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7

    10. Sociolinguistics and the Legal Process - Diana Eades 2010

      Book Recommended Reading Chapters 2, 3, 6

  6. Week 8 & 9: The Old Bailey, the historical courtroom and trials over time 2 items
    For these weeks, students will need a solid knowledge of contemporary, modern courtroom trials and their discourse, so are invited to re-read the items suggested for Week 6 & 7 in addition to those listed below.
    1. The Routledge handbook of forensic linguistics - Malcolm Coulthard, Alison Johnson 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapter 13

    2. Topics in English Linguistics: Pragmatics of Quoting Now and Then - Jenny Arendholz 2015 (tiel, volume 89 : pragmatics of quoting now and then)

      Book Recommended Reading Chapter 15 by Johnson

  7. Week 10: The role of the forensic linguist: giving expert evidence 4 items
    1. An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence - Malcolm Coulthard, Alison Johnson, David Wright 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapter 6 & 10

    2. The Routledge handbook of forensic linguistics - Malcolm Coulthard, Alison Johnson 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapters 26 and 31

    3. Forensic linguistics: an introduction to language in the justice system - John Gibbons 2003

      Book Recommended Reading Chapter 9

  8. Week 11 & 12: Forensic authorship analysis 8 items
    1. An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence - Malcolm Coulthard, Alison Johnson, David Wright 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapter 8

    2. Dimensions of forensic linguistics - John Gibbons, M. Teresa Turell, ebrary, Inc c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapter 11, by Grant

    3. The Routledge handbook of forensic linguistics - Malcolm Coulthard, Alison Johnson 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapters 32, 33

    4. The Oxford handbook of language and law - Peter Meijes Tiersma, Lawrence Solan 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapters 35, 36

    5. Journal of Law and Policy [special issue on authorship attribution] 2013

      Journal Core Text This volume of this journal includes some of the most up-to-date methods in both stylistic and stylometric authorship analysis.

    6. Forensic linguistics: advances in forensic stylistics - Gerald R. McMenamin, Dongdoo Choi 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    7. Authorship attribution - Patrick Juola 2008

      Article Recommended Reading

  9. Week 13 & 14: Forensic speech science 8 items
    1. An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence - Malcolm Coulthard, Alison Johnson, David Wright 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapter 7

    2. The Routledge handbook of forensic linguistics - Malcolm Coulthard, Alison Johnson 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapter 25

    3. The Oxford handbook of language and law - Peter Meijes Tiersma, Lawrence Solan 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapters 39 and 40

    4. Encyclopedia of forensic sciences 2013

      Book Recommended Reading pages 164-173, in 'Behavioural' section

    5. Forensic linguistics - John Olsson, June Luchjenbroers 2014

      Book Recommended Reading

    6. Forensic speaker identification - Philip Rose, MyiLibrary 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    7. Forensic voice identification - Harry Francis Hollien 2002

      Book Recommended Reading

  10. Week 15 & 16: Deception detection 5 items
    1. Dimensions of forensic linguistics - John Gibbons, M. Teresa Turell, ebrary, Inc c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapter 14, by Eggington

    2. The language of confession, interrogation and deception - Roger W. Shuy 1998

      Book Recommended Reading Chapter 4

  11. Week 17 & 18: Disputed meanings and trademark cases 2 items
    1. The Routledge handbook of forensic linguistics - Malcolm Coulthard, Alison Johnson 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapter 23

    2. The Oxford handbook of language and law - Peter Meijes Tiersma, Lawrence Solan 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text Chapter 32, 33, 34 and 36

  12. Digitised articles from The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law. 41 items
    1. The language of threats - Kate Story 1995

      Article Independent Research

    2. Criteria for earwitness lineups - Harry Hollien, Ruth Huntley, Hermann Kunzel 1995

      Article Independent Research

    3. Integrated approach to speaker recognition in forensic applications - Wojciech Majewski, Czeslaw Basztura 1996

      Article Independent Research

    4. The imitated voice - a problem for voice line-ups? - Frank Schlichting, Kirk P.H. Sullivan 1997

      Article Independent Research

    5. On decision making in forensic casework - Johan Kookwaaij, Lou Boves 1999

      Article Independent Research

    6. Textualizing the law - Peter Tiersma 2001

      Article Independent Research

    7. The constructed voice in courtroom cross-examination - Marta Baffy, Alexandria Marsters 2015

      Article Independent Research

  13. Forensic linguistics books 22 items
    This section collects together textbooks and research books on forensic linguistics and language of the law that aren't already listed here but that might be relevant for your work throughout this module.
    1. Speak English or what?: codeswitching and interpreter use in New York City courts - Philipp Sebastian Angermeyer 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    2. Speaking of Language and Law: Conversations on the Work of Peter Tiersma - Lawrence Solan, Janet Ainsworth, Roger W. Shuy 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    3. Language and law - Annabelle Mooney 2014

      Book Recommended Reading

    4. Language and the law - Sanford A. Schane 2006

      Book Recommended Reading

    5. Language and law: a resource book for students - Alan Durant, Janny Leung 2016

      Book Recommended Reading

    6. The language of law - Andrei Marmor 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    7. The language of the law - David Mellinkoff 1963

      Book Recommended Reading

    8. Exploring courtroom discourse: the language of power and control - Anne Wagner, Le Cheng 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    9. Language of Sexual Crime - Janet Cotterill 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    10. Just words: law, language, and power - John M. Conley, William M. O'Barr 2005

      Book Recommended Reading

    11. Deceptive Ambiguity by Police and Prosecutors - Roger Shuy 2017

      Book Recommended Reading

    12. Dueling Discourses: The Construction of Reality in Closing Arguments - Laura Felton Rosulek 2015

      Book Recommended Reading

    13. Forensic Communication in Theory and Practice - Franca Orletti, Laura Mariottini 2017

      Book Recommended Reading

    14. Representing rape: language and sexual consent - Susan Ehrlich 2001

      Book Recommended Reading

  14. Related methodologies 31 items
    These books are introductions to the various methodologies that you may apply throughout the course of the Forensic Linguistics module. They should be used in combination with reading in research journals to ensure that the methods you are using are suitable and justified.
    1. Register and Genre 5 items
      1. Register, Genre, and Style - Douglas Biber, Susan Conrad 2009

        Book Recommended Reading

      2. Analysing genre: language use in professional settings - V. K. Bhatia 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      3. Worlds of written discourse - V. K. Bhatia, MyiLibrary c2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      4. Variation across Speech and Writing - Douglas Biber 1988

        Book Recommended Reading

      5. Talk at Work: Interaction in Institutional Settings - Paul Drew, John Heritage 1992

        Book Recommended Reading

    2. Conversation Analysis 5 items
      1. Conversation analysis - Paul Drew, John Heritage 2006

        Book Recommended Reading

      2. Conversation analysis and discourse analysis: a comparative and critical introduction - Robin Wooffitt, MyiLibrary 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      3. Doing conversation analysis - Paul ten Have 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      4. Conversation analysis: principles, practices, and applications - Ian Hutchby, Robin Wooffitt 1998

        Book Recommended Reading

    3. Sociolinguistics 5 items
      1. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics - Janet Holmes 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      2. Introducing sociolinguistics - Miriam Meyerhoff 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      3. An Introduction to Language and Society - Martin Montgomery 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      4. An introduction to sociolinguistics - Ronald Wardhaugh, Janet M. Fuller 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      5. Sociolinguistics - Richard A. Hudson 1996

        Book Recommended Reading

    4. Corpus Linguistics 6 items
      1. The Routledge handbook of corpus linguistics - Anne O'Keeffe, Michael McCarthy 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      2. A Glossary of Corpus Linguistics - Paul Baker, Andrew Hardie, Tony McEnery c2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      3. Corpus Linguistics - Douglas Biber, Randi Reppen 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      4. Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis - Paul Baker 2006

        Book Recommended Reading

    5. Language, Power and Critical Discourse Analysis 6 items
      1. Language, Society, and Power: An Introduction - Linda Thomas, Ishtla Singh, Jean Stilwell Peccei 2004

        Book Recommended Reading

      2. Language and Power - Norman Fairclough 2014

        Book Recommended Reading

      3. How to do critical discourse analysis: a multimodal introduction - David Machin, Andrea Mayr 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      4. The Practice of Critical Discourse Analysis: An Introduction - Meriel Bloor, Thomas Bloor 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

    6. Statistics in linguistics 4 items
      1. Introduction to statistics for forensic scientists - David Lucy c2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      2. Essential statistics for applied linguistics - Wander Lowie, Bregtje Seton 2012

        Book Recommended Reading

      3. Quantitative Methods in Linguistics - Keith Johnson 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      4. Statistics for corpus linguistics - Michael P. Oakes 1998

        Book Recommended Reading