The Resource Aboriginal English in the legal process

Aboriginal English in the legal process

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Aboriginal English in the legal process
Title
Aboriginal English in the legal process
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Language
eng
Summary
[Abstract from AIATSIS Research - Dr Diana Eades] Aboriginal English is the cover term used to refer to the varieties of English spoken by Aboriginal Australians. This talk will discuss a number of linguistic and legal issues relating to the participation of Aboriginal English speakers in the legal process, raising questions such as 'how can the complex variation in Aboriginal ways of speaking English be explained within the legal system?' and 'how can the justice system address the relationships between power, culture, dialect and legal tradition which seem to clash with the ideal of equality in the law?' Case studies will illustrate particular issues including: verballing in the cases of Stuart (in South Australia in 1959) and Condren (in Queensland in the 1980s); intercultural communication in the case of Kina (in Queensland in the 1990s), and the Bowraville murders (in NSW in the 2000s); linguistic trickery in the Pinkenba case (in Queensland in the 1990s); and misinterpretation of dialectal difference in the meanings of a key expression in a NSW case in the 2000s
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Date time place
Filmed in Canberra, A.C.T., 2011
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Abstract
PerformerNote
Dr. Diana Eades
Series statement
AIATSIS_109 ; V09319_1-13
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Aboriginal English in the legal process
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
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Publication
Note
  • Not auditioned
  • The views and opinions expressed by speakers during the AIATSIS Seminar Series do not necessarily reflect those of AIATSIS, and the Institute accepts no responsibility for them
Governing access note
Conditions apply
Immediate source of acquisition
Kate Smith;
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Release form
Stock number
AIATSIS_001
Label
Aboriginal English in the legal process
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Publication
Note
  • Not auditioned
  • The views and opinions expressed by speakers during the AIATSIS Seminar Series do not necessarily reflect those of AIATSIS, and the Institute accepts no responsibility for them
Governing access note
Conditions apply
Immediate source of acquisition
Kate Smith;
Note
Release form
Stock number
AIATSIS_001

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