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Language and the Law - LNGS4116

Year - 2018

Law cannot exist without language. We look at the central role of language in the law and in legal professions. Language is the medium through which norms and laws are established, from informal agreements to ironclad contracts. Human interaction in legal processes is conducted through language, from arrests to interrogations to courtroom cross-examination and sentencing. And language is a focus of forensic work, from verifying the identity of recorded voices to determining whether an apparent suicide note was in fact written by the deceased.

1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

1x 1000wd equivalent Article Review Presentation (20%), 1x 2500wd Research Case Study (40%), 1x 2500wd Group project (40%)


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Linguistics
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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