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Linguistic Disadvantage of Children in Legal Contexts

  1. Michelle Aldridge

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0715

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Aldridge, M. 2012. Linguistic Disadvantage of Children in Legal Contexts. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

Abstract

Talking with anyone in authority is a challenging prospect for most people. This claim is true for all in the legal setting but especially so for those who, for whatever reason, are not competent in language and communication. In this entry, we review the experiences of people who are linguistically disadvantaged within the legal setting.

Keywords:

  • applied psychology;
  • child development;
  • psycholinguistics;
  • child language;
  • forensic linguistics;
  • impairment