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Published: 17 December 2015

312 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190270643

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The Language of Fraud Cases

Roger W. Shuy

  • Describes eight types of fraud cases growing out of complex laws regulating commerical businesses and individuals
  • Includes chapters on each of the eight cases Roger Shuy consulted on where linguistic analysis was used to help determine whether fradulent language existed and how the government investigators believed the fraud was accomplished
  • Illustrates how analytical methodology contributes to the understanding of language evidence in criminal law cases
  • Provides detailed description of speech events, schemas, agendas, speech acts, and conversational strategies, all of which contextualized what the government believed to be the smoking gun evidence of fraud

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