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 to define fraudulent language
in the context of law. He examines speech events, schemas, agendas,
speech acts, conversational strategies, as well as smaller language... more...