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Published: 15 January 2015

248 Pages


ISBN: 9780199337613

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Dueling Discourses

The Construction of Reality in Closing Arguments

Laura Felton Rosulek

Oxford Studies in Language and Law

  • Offers qualitative and quantitative analyses of the linguistic and discursive forms utilized by opposing lawyers in their closing arguments during criminal trials.
  • Applies the insights and methodologies of critical discourse analysis and systemic functional linguistics to a corpus of arguments from seventeen trials
  • The first detailed analysis of closing arguments

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