In both its spoken and written forms, the English language is constantly evolving. Grammar - the system and structure that underpin communications - and linguistics - the science of its study - can help us make sense of these shifts and changes. We talk with experts in each field about the quirks, foibles, understanding and glory of the written and spoken word.
Saddam Hussein’s courtroom theatrics and diatribes seem to have thrown his war crimes trial temporarily off track. But disruptive behavior has been used as a defense tactic in several recent war-crimes tribunals. Kojo and his guests discuss courtroom misbehavior, its effectiveness and how it impacts the victims the courts are created to protect.
- Larry Kaplow Baghdad correspondent for Cox Newspapers
- Susana SaCouto Director of the War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) at American University Washington College of Law
- Raymond Brown Visiting Professor and Research Scholar at Seton Hall University Law School
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