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Title: Georgina Heydon, The language of police interviewing: A critical analysis
Author: Ana Cristina Ostermann
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Institution: University of the Valley of Rio dos Sinos
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis
Abstract: Georgina Heydon, The language of police interviewing: A critical analysis. Houndmills & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. xii + 229. Hb

This book presents a critical analysis of police interviewing in Australia. The author investigates the role of the police in the police–suspect interview in relation to both the negotiation of power relations between participants and the fulfillment of institutional
requirements. Combining the analytical tools provided by interactional sociolinguistics and Conversation Analysis (CA), Heydon investigates recordings of police questioning of adult suspects. These findings are compared to findings of a previous study (Heydon 1997), in which Heydon investigated recordings of the training of police for interviewing children. Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) is used to interpret the results of the descriptive analysis.

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This article appears in Language in Society Vol. 36, Issue 3, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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