Saturday, September 12, 2015
DeOrr Family Video: "Tell The Truth"
When a subject says she wants someone to tell the truth, it indicates that the subject thinks someone has lied; hence, the call to "tell the truth." Father: "You hope" is not "I hope" but is distancing language. "You hope for closure" is not something most would "hope" for, but rather a signal that the subject may not believe the child is alive. "that baby" is distancing language. This is not anything expected from a mother though it might from a grandmother who did not have regular contact. We must use caution and be acutely aware of context in our measurement of the expected versus the unexpected. The change from "I" to "we" is also not expected, even in the setting of being seated together, as the pronoun change comes mid-statement. The avoidance of using DeOrr's name is not expected by any family member and is distancing language.