The Language of Fraud Cases by Roger W. Shuy

The Language of Fraud Cases

byRoger W. Shuy

Hardcover | December 31, 2015

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In The Language of Fraud Cases, Roger Shuy follows the now well-established format of his previous volumes on language and law. He discusses here eight cases that he himself has consulted on, and that illustrate how linguistics can help to solve the various problems that arise in trying todefine fraudulent language in the context of law. He examines speech events, schemas, agendas, speech acts, conversational strategies, as well as smaller language units such as sentences, phrases, words, and sounds, and discusses how these can play a major role in deciding fraud cases. The cases chosen for this volume hinge on recorded language evidence, making them particularly relevant for linguistic analysis, and include cases of government contracts, EPA regulations, foreign corrupt business practices, trade secrets, money laundering, securities trading, art theft, and pricefixing. Through his examination of these cases, Shuy demonstrates the significant contribution of linguistic analytical methodology to the understanding of language evidence and its success in revealing willful uses of fraudulent language to achieve financial gain.

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Roger W. Shuy is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University, editor of the Oxford Studies in Language and Law series, and author of twelve previous books on forensic linguistics.
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Title:The Language of Fraud CasesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 8.31 × 5.79 × 1.1 inPublished:December 31, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190270640

ISBN - 13:9780190270643

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Table of Contents

1. Linguistics and Fraud2. Government contract fraud3. Resource conservation fraud4. Corrupt foreign business practices (fraud)5. Trade secrets fraud and economic espionage6. Money laundering (fraud)7. Securities fraud8. Art theft fraud9. Price fixing10. The effectiveness of linguistic analysis in fraud casesReferences