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The linguistics of crime, edited by John Douthwaite, Ulrike Tabbert.

Bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines, this book explores the analysis of crime-related language. Drawing on ideas from stylistics, pragmatics, cognitive linguistics, metaphor theory, critical discourse analysis, multimodality, corpus linguistics, and intertextuality, it compares and contrasts the linguistic representation of crime across a range of genres, both fictitious (crime novels, and crime in TV, film and music), and in real life (crime reporting, prison discourse, and statements used in courts). It touches on current political topics like #BlackLivesMatter, human (child) trafficking, and the genocide of the Kurds among others, making it essential reading for linguists, criminologists and those with a general interest in crime-related topics alike. Covering a variety of text genres and methodological approaches, and united by the aim of deciphering how crime is portrayed ideologically, this book is the next step in developing research at the intersection of linguistics, criminology, literature and media studies
Table Of Contents
The metaphoric and metonymic conceptualisation of the other / Zoltán Kövecses, John Douthwaite -- Prison metaphors: conveying the experience of prison metaphors / Monika Fludernik -- Ideology in mainstream crime fiction / John Douthwaite -- A critical and stylistic analysis of the depiction of the transnational human trafficking victim in Minette Walters' The cellar / Christiana Gregoriou -- The linguistic construction of political crimes in Kurdish-Iraqi i Sherko Bekas' poem The small mirrors / Mahmood K. Ibrahim, Ulrike Tabbert -- Stylistic aspects of detective fiction in translation: The case of the Murders in the Rue Morgue in Slovenian / Simon Zupan -- Transnational adaptations of Sherlock Holmes: a relevance-theoretic discussion / Anne Furlong -- The ethical effects of voice-over narration on a victim testimonial: a textworld analysis of 'The bed intruder' meme world / M'Balia Thomas -- Realising betrayal: a multimodal stylistic analysis of a scene from the TV series The Sopranos / Simon Statham -- 'Nossa Vida e Bandida': reading Rio prohibited funk from a CDA Perspective / Andrea Mayr -- Deviant mind style of schizophrenic offender / Ulrike Tabbert -- Narrower, or broader ground? the role and function of metaphors in legal discourse / Douglas Mark Ponton, Marco Canepa -- Condemning the condemners: the portrayal of regulators in UK news about corporate crime / Ilse A. Ras -- Ideology in critical crime fiction / John Douthwaite
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non fiction
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1 online resource (xi, 337 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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