18.328, Books: Discourse Analysis/Sociolinguistics: Mertz

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Subject: 18.328, Books: Discourse Analysis/Sociolinguistics: Mertz

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Date: 29-Jan-2007
From: Elyse Turr < elyse.turr at oup.com >
Subject: The Language of Law School: Mertz 

	
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Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 11:53:36
From: Elyse Turr < elyse.turr at oup.com >
Subject: The Language of Law School: Mertz 
 



Title: The Language of Law School 
Subtitle: Learning to "think like a lawyer" 
Publication Year: 2007 
Publisher: Oxford University Press
	   http://www.oup.com/us
	
Author: Elizabeth Mertz

Hardback: ISBN: 9780195182866 Pages: 272 Price: U.S. $ 99.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780195183108 Pages: 272 Price: U.S. $ 35.00


Abstract:

Anthropologist and law professor Elizabeth Mertz takes us inside the
first-year law classroom, unpacking the mysterious process by which law
students learn to "think like lawyers." This process, which forces students
to think and talk in radically new and different ways about conflicts, is
directed by professors in the course of their lectures and examinations,
and conducted via spoken and written language. Using linguistic analysis,
this book tracks the relentless shift away from social and moral grounding
that law students must undergo to become lawyers. Mertz bases her study on
tape recordings from first year Contracts courses in eight different law
schools. 



Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                     Sociolinguistics


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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