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A bit late perhaps, but there are several interesting articles in  
Peter Brooks and Paul Gewirtz's edited book "Law's Stories: Narrative  
and Rhetoric in the Law."  Gloria Michalchuk


Quoting Natasha Artemeva <[log in to unmask]>:

> Wow, Tosh! This is great! Thank you.
>
> Natasha
>
> Tosh Tachino wrote:
>> Natasha,
>>
>> I've come across quite a few studies in legal discourses when I was  
>>  doing the
>> lit. review for my dissertation (which analyzes transcripts and the  
>>  final report
>> from a public inquiry in Canada), but as far as I can tell, the ESP in legal
>> discourses and forensic linguistics are still emerging, and I am   
>> hesitant about
>> suggesting established methods. I ended up using citation analysis   
>> (which comes
>> from Swales as well as other scholars in information science and   
>> library science).
>>
>> Having said that, there are some work in applied linguistics and in  
>>  composition
>> that I found helpful:
>>
>> Conley, J. M., & O'Barr, W. M. (1990). Rules versus relationships.Chicago:
>> University of: Chicago Press.
>>
>> Cotterill, J. (2002). Language in the legal process.Hounmills, Basingstoke,
>> Hampshire New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
>>
>> Gibbons, J. (2003). Forensic linguistics: An introduction to language in the
>> justice system.Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub.
>>
>> Goodrich, P. (1987). Legal discourse: Studies in linguistics,   
>> rhetoric and legal
>> analysis.London: Macmillan.
>>
>> Kurzon, D. (1986). It is hereby performed--: Explorations in   
>> legalspeech acts.
>> Amsterdam; Philadelphia: J. Benjamins Pub. Co.
>>
>>
>> Kurzon, D. (1997). 'Legal language': Varieties, genres, registers,   
>> discourses.
>> International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 7(2), 119-139.
>>
>> Levi, J. N. (1993). Evaluating jury comprehension of illinois   
>> capital-sentencing
>> instructions. American Speech, 68(1), 20-49.
>> Matson, J. V. (1999). Effective expert witnessing (3rd ed.). Boca   
>> Raton: CRC Press.
>>
>> O'Barr, W. M. (1982). Linguistic evidence: Language, power, and   
>> strategy in the
>> courtroom.New York: Academic Press.
>>
>> Philips, S. U. (1998). Ideology in the language of judges. New York: Oxford
>> University Press.
>>
>> Renoe, C. E. (1996). Seeing is believing? Expert testimony and the   
>> construction
>> of interpretive authority in an American trial. International   
>> Journal for the
>> Semiotics of Law, 9(2), 115 - 137.
>>
>> Robinson, M. (2003). Language and the law: Proceedings of a   
>> conference.Buffalo,
>> N.Y.: W.S. Hein.
>>
>> Rasmussen, R. K. (1995) Why linguitics? Washington University Law Quarterly,
>> 73(3), 1047-56. (Retrieved from Lexis Nexis)
>>
>> Schuetz, J. E. (1999). Final summation: Narratives in contrast. In   
>> J. E. Schuetz
>> & L. S. Lilley (Eds.), The O.J. Simpson trials: Rhetoric, media, and the law
>> (pp. 100-121). Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.
>>
>> Shuy, R. (1990). Warning labels: Language, law, and   
>> comprehensibility. American
>> Speech, 65(4), 291-303.
>>
>> Shuy, R. W. (2003). Discourse analysis in the legal context. In D.   
>> Schiffrin, D.
>> Tannen & H. E. Hamilton (Eds.), The handbook of discourse analysis (pp.
>> 437-452). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
>>
>> Shuy, R. W. (2006). Linguistics in the courtroom: A practical   
>> guide. New York:
>> Oxford University Press.
>>
>> Stygall, G. (2002). Narrative discourse analysis and legal texts.   
>> In E. Barton &
>> G. Stygall (Eds.), Discourse studies in composition (pp. 257-282). Creskill,
>> N.J.: Hampton.
>>
>> I came across some articles/books in Canadan legal system, but none  
>>  of them was
>> in linguistics. I'd be happy to share these if you are interested.
>>
>> _____________________________________
>> Tosh Tachino, M.A., B.A. Honors
>> Ph.D. Candidate, Iowa State University
>> Rhetoric and Professional Communication
>> E-mail:  [log in to unmask]
>> http://www.public.iastate.edu/~tosh/
>>
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