Forensic Linguistics is an introduction to the fascinating interface between language and the law. * Provides an integrated and fully theorized understanding of language and law issues. * Contains many helpful examples from genuine legal contexts and texts. * Discusses linguistic sources of disadvantage before the law, particularly for ethnic mirities, children and abused women.
John Gibbons teaches in the Department of English Language and Literature at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is author of Code Mixing and Code Choice (1987), editor of Language and the Law (1994), and co--editor of Learning, Keeping, and Using Language (1991). He is President of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, and is on the board of the International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Forensic Linguistics and Discurso y Sociedad.