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Gibbons, John and M. Teresa Turell, eds.
[AILA Applied Linguistics Series, 5] 316 pp.
Dimensions of Forensic Linguistics.
John Benjamins Publishing Co., 2008
Hb 978 90 272 0521 6 EUR 99.00
This volume functions as a guide to the multidisciplinary nature of Forensic Linguistics understood in its broadest sense as the interface between language and the law. It seeks to address the links in this relatively young field between theory, method and data, without neglecting the need for new research questions in the field. Perhaps the most striking feature of this collection is its range, strikingly illustrating the multidimensionality of Forensic Linguistics. All of the contributions share a preoccupation with the painstaking linguistic work involved, using and interpreting data in a restrained and reasoned way.