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Just words: law, language, and power

Just words: law, language, and power

Conley, John M., author; O'Barr, William M., author; Conley Riner, Robin, author

Book. English.
Third edition.
Published Chicago; London: The University of Chicago Press, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: John M. Conley, William M. O'Barr, and Robin Conley Riner
ISBN: 022648422X, 022648436X, 9780226484228, 9780226484365
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xviii, 239 pages ; 23cm
Series: The Chicago series in law and society
Subject: Communication in law.; Equality before the law.; Sociological jurisprudence.; English language Rhetoric Sex differences.; Law Language.
Series Title: Chicago series in law and society.
Note: Originally published: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.


  1. The politics of law and the science of talk
  2. The revictimization of rape victims
  3. The language of mediation
  4. Speaking of patriarchy
  5. A natural history of disputing
  6. The discourses of law in cross-cultural perspective
  7. Language ideology and the law
  8. Forensic linguistics
  9. Multimodal communication in the courtroom
  10. Language and race in the courtroom
  11. Conclusion.