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Shuy, Roger W.

Works: 130 works in 664 publications in 1 language and 16,454 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: P41, 427.973
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Most widely held works by Roger W Shuy
Discovering American dialects by Roger W Shuy( Book )

10 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a comprehensive examination of dialectology as a descriptive science and of major aspects of american english dialects. The first two chapters define what dialects are and how regional and social dialects differ from one another in terms of pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. Chapter 3 notes the patterns of settlement history, population shift, and physical geography which account for dialect differences. Chapter 4 describes current american dialects and illustrates the manner in which dialectologists have been able to isolate geographically and describe dialects. Chapter 5 assesses the influence of foreign languages on american dialects, and chapter 6 shows the use of dialects in literature. Extensive field research projects for teachers to conduct with their classes are suggested and word lists, interview forms, dialect maps, and illustrations of speech sounds are provided. Chapter 7, "further work in dialectology," contains a bibliography of books and articles on dialects. This document is available from the national council of teachers of english, 508 south sixth street, champaign, illinois 61820, $1.50 (30 or more, $1.00 each), order no. 25001. (dl)
Teaching Black Children to Read by Joan C Baratz-Snowden( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguistic theory : what can it say about reading? by Roger W Shuy( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ten essays in this collection are concerned with linguistic theory and with the inferences which can be drawn from it and applied to the field of reading. Major sections deal with grammar, phonology, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and the ethnography of speaking. In each case there is an attempt both to discuss recent developments within the field of linguistics and to consider the implications of these advances for approaches to reading instruction. (Aa)
Social dialects and language learning; proceedings of the Bloomington, Indiana, conference, 1964 by Roger W Shuy( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cooperative research project, no. OE5-10-148."
Language crimes : the use and abuse of language evidence in the courtroom by Roger W Shuy( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching standard English in the inner city by Ralph W Fasold( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A few months to live : different paths to life's end by Jana Staton( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language of confession, interrogation and deception by Roger W Shuy( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking a linguistic point of view, Roger W. Shuy offers a practical explanation of how confessions work. Using his 1993 benchmark work Language Crimes as his model, Shuy examines criminal confessions, the interrogations that elicit them, and the deceptive language that plays a role in the confession event. He presents transcripts from numerous interrogations and analyzes how language is used, how constitutional rights are protected (or not), consistency and truthfulness, suggestibility, written confessions, as well as unvalidated confessions. He concludes the volume with explicit advice on how to conduct interrogations that will yield credible evidence."--Jacket
Creating language crimes : how law enforcement uses (and misuses) language by Roger W Shuy( Book )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book makes its case by analyzing a dozen criminal cases involving a variety of crimes, such as fraud, bribery, stolen property, murder, and others. About half involve co-operating witnesses who do the tape recording, and the other half undercover police officers. These cases demonstrate how undercover operatives use different conversational strategies, such as overlapping conversation, ambiguity, interruption, refusing to take "no" for an answer, and others to create a negative impression of the targets on later listeners."
Field techniques in an urban language study by Roger W Shuy( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language differences: do they interfere? by James L Laffey( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers collected in this volume support the theory that the language skills of the dialectically different child can form a solid matrix upon which a viable reading/learning environment can be organized. Chapters under the section "Focusing on the Problem" discuss nonstandard dialect problems and make some observations on cognition and language. Reading problems and foreign language interference, reading skill acquisition, dialect differences in oral reading, Black English phonology and the question of reading interference, creative language activities for the culturally divergent child, dialectal readers, and the relationship between Black English and reading are some of the topics covered in the section "Questioning Language Difference Interference." The remaining two sections, "Publishing Nonstandard Dialect Materials" and "Reviewing Some Issues and Principles," discuss neutralizing the effect of a nonstandard dialect, a nonstandard publisher's problems, and current perspectives from linguistics and psychology on language and cognition. It is hoped that teachers will glean from the various papers materials relevant to the challenges of their separate teaching assignments. (Hod)
Language attitudes: current trends and prospects by Roger W Shuy( Book )

18 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subjective reactions to language (language attitudes, beliefs, values, etc.) are the focus of this monograph. Chapters include: (1) "Sociolinguistic Correlates of Speech Style in Quebec" by Alison d'Anglejan and G. Richard Tucker; (2) "Some 'Unexpected' Reactions to Various American-English Dialects" by Bruce Fraser; (3) "Attitudes and Learning a Second Language" by John Macnamara; (4) "a Preliminary Report on a Study of the Linguistic Correlates of Raters' Subjective Judgments of Non-Native English Speech" by Leslie A. Palmer; (5) "Subjective Reactions toward Accented Speech" by Ellen Bouchard Ryan; (6) "Anatomical and Cultural Determinants of Male and Female Speech" by Jacqueline Sachs, Philip Lieberman, and Donna Erickson; (7) "Stereotyped Attitudes of Selected English Dialect Communities" by Roger Shuy and Frederick Williams; (8) "Language, Speech and Ideology: a Conceptual Framework" by David M. Smith; (9) "Some Research Notes on Dialect Attitudes and Stereotypes" by Frederick Williams; (10) "Attitudes toward Spanish and Quechua in Bilingual Peru" by Wolfgang Wolck; (11) "Objective and Subjective Parameters of Language Assimilation among Second-Generation Puerto Ricans in East Harlem" by Walt Wolfram; and (12) "Teachers' Attitudes toward Black and Nonstandard English as Measured by the Language Attitude Scale" by Orlando L. Taylor. (Hs)
Analyzing variation in language : papers from the Second Colloquium on New Ways of Analyzing Variation by Colloquium on New Ways of Analyzing Variation( Book )

16 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociolinguistics in cross-cultural analysis by David M Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Shuy and Ralph Fasold's introduction describing sociolinguistics as (1) a desire to refine linguistic theory, (2) an attempt to describe the sociocultural matrices of language, and (3) an effort to apply sociolinguistic knowledge to this monograph. Walt Wolfram contributes substantially to the development of sociolinguistics theory in "Overlapping Influence and Linguistic Assimilation in Second Generation Puerto Rican English"; David Smith, in "Some Implications for the Social Status of Pidgin Languages," spells out some of the linguistic features concomitant with a particular sociocultural context; David Minderhout applies a framework already developed and tested for sociocultural analysis in "The Entrepreneur's Use of Language"; Roger Shuy discusses the Norfolk Project in"Sociolinguistics and Teacher Attitudes in a Southern School System"; and Mobolaji Adekunle outlines some sociolinguistic facts which should be taken into account in making decisions involving language policies in "Sociolinguistic Problems in English Language Instruction in Nigeria." Dell Hymes, Alfred Opubor, and A. B. Hudson conclude the monograph by offering comments on the various papers. (Hs)
Fighting over words : language and civil law cases by Roger W Shuy( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Words and language are the cause of much human conflict and are often the battleground on which such conflicts are fought. This is especially true of the civil law, where the usage and meaning of words form the crux of debates that are commonly resolved by precise analysis and interpretation. Civil cases are thus fertile ground on which to look at the role of language in law." "By looking at specific cases in the civil law, Roger W. Shuy shows how the skills of linguistic analysis can be used to resolve disputed meanings and how civil cases are important for linguistic scholarship. Shuy collects and analyzes cases involving contracts, advertisements, product liability, copyright infringement, discrimination, trademark disputes, and fraud controversies. In each case he employs the tools of formal linguistics to show how linguistics can be as helpful as the physical sciences in resolving legal disagreements." "This book will be of interest to linguists - sociolinguists, forensic linguists, and scholars and students of law and society - and to lawyers and law students."--Jacket
New ways of analyzing variation in English by Charles James Nice Bailey( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards tomorrow's linguistics by Roger W Shuy( Book )

15 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguistics in the courtroom : a practical guide by Roger W Shuy( Book )

19 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roger W. Shuy is a prominent linguist who has applied linguistics to the area of law for over thirty-five years. His book is a practical, how-to guide for both beginning and established linguists who have been called upon in this capacity and who may want to start their own consulting practice." "Step by step, the book deals with issues of how linguists first become and then represent themselves as experts, how they can start and manage the practice of consulting on law cases, address important issues of professional ethics, work most effectively with lawyers, write reports and affidavits strategically, and participate successfully in depositions, direct examinations, and cross examinations at trial."--Jacket
The language of sexual misconduct cases by Roger W Shuy( Book )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title analyzes the many ways in which language plays a crucial role in sexual misconduct cases. Shuy describes eleven court cases for which he served as an expert witness, and explains the issues at stake in each case for both lawyers and linguists
The language of bribery cases by Roger W Shuy( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title describes ten bribery-related court cases for which the author served as an expert language witness. The cases described include the bribery or alleged bribery of United States senators, congressmen, judges, businessmen, and brothel owners, among others. Shuy describes the often-unused linguistic analytical tools that are available to both the prosecution and defence as they argue these cases. His analysis illustrates how grammatical referencing, speech acts, discourse structure, framing, conveyed meaning, and intentionality can be useful, and he describes how these tools affected the outcomes of the particular cases discussed
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Roger Shuy Forensic linguist

Shuy, Roger.

Shuy, Roger 1931-

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A few months to live : different paths to life's endThe language of confession, interrogation and deceptionCreating language crimes : how law enforcement uses (and misuses) languageAnalyzing variation in language : papers from the Second Colloquium on New Ways of Analyzing VariationFighting over words : language and civil law casesLinguistics in the courtroom : a practical guide