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Language and power in court a linguistic analysis of the O.J. Simpson trial by Janet Cotterill

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York .
Written in



  • California,
  • Los Angeles.


  • Simpson, O. J., 1947- -- Trials, litigation, etc.,
  • Trials (Murder) -- California -- Los Angeles.,
  • Trial practice -- California -- Language.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 234-243) and index.

StatementJanet Cotterill.
LC ClassificationsKF224.S485 C68 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 245 p. ;
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3685697M
ISBN 100333969014
LC Control Number2003048270

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