Dueling Discourses: The Construction of Reality in Closing Arguments

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Dueling Discourses offers qualitative and quantitative analyses of the linguistic and discursive forms utilized by opposing lawyers in their closing arguments during criminal trials. Laura Felton Rosulek analyzes how these arguments construct contrasting representations of the same realities, applying the insights and methodologies of critical discourse analysis and systemic functional linguistics to a corpus of arguments from seventeen trials. Her analysis suggests that silencing (omitting relevant information), de ...

Dueling Discourses: The Construction of Reality in Closing Arguments 2015, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199337613

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