Book notice: Kniffka, Working in Language and Law

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Working in Language and Law: Kniffka

Title: Working in Language and Law
Subtitle: A German Perspective
Published: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Author: Hannes Kniffka
Hardback: ISBN: 9780230551428 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. £ 55.00

Working in Language and Law: A German Perspective is a detailed account of
the forensic linguistic work done by the author in the last 35 years. It
provides exemplary insights into an ever-expanding field of expert
testimony focusing on the situation in Germany since the seventies.
Covering all major areas of the field including the problems and caveats of
each, it outlines future tasks and developments. Of special interest are
the explicit and implicit contrasts between the American and the German

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