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Dueling discourses : the construction of reality in closing arguments / Laura Felton Rosulek.

Author/Creator:
Felton Rosulek, Laura, author.
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series:
Oxford studies in language and law.
Oxford Studies in Language and Law
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (248 p.)
Subjects:
Summation (Law) -- United States.
Forensic oratory.
Trial practice -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book is an important step forward in our understanding of courtroom discourse as it presents an analysis of closing arguments that has not previously been undertaken in such detail. Additionally, because previous research on all genres of discourse has tended to examine exclusion/inclusion and de-emphasis/emphasis as separate issues, rather than as steps on a continuum, and because this analysis demonstrates the ubiquity of these phenomena, this book has vital insights for the general field of discourse analysis.
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Chapter 1 Introduction""; ""1. The Reasons to Study Closing Arguments""; ""2. An Overview of Closing Arguments""; ""3. The Details of the Study Presented in This Book""; ""4. The Findings in This Book Compared to Previous Understandings""; ""5. Outline of the Remainder of the Book""; ""Chapter 2 The Theoretical Framework""; ""1. Critical Discourse Analysis""; ""2. Systemic Functional Linguistics""; ""3. Discourses and Texts""; ""4. Functions of Discourses""; ""5. Discourse as a Reconstruction of Reality""
""6. Discourse as Constructions of a Social World""""7. The Factors Shaping Discourses""; ""8. Silencing, De-Emphasizing, and Emphasizing as Discursive Means for Representing Reality and Constructing Social Worlds""; ""Chapter 3 The Defendants""; ""1. Frequency of Reference""; ""2. Terms of Reference""; ""3. The Roles of the Defendants in Clauses""; ""4. Discussion""; ""Chapter 4 The Victims""; ""1. Frequency of Reference""; ""2. Terms of Reference""; ""3. The Roles of the Victims in Clauses""; ""4. Discussion""; ""Chapter 5 The Jurors""; ""1. The Theoretical Framework""; ""2. Methodology""
""3. Results""""4. Conclusions""; ""Chapter 6 The Lawyers""; ""1. The Representation of the Opposition""; ""2. Lawyers� Constructions of Themselves""; ""3. Conclusions""; ""Chapter 7 The Big Picture""; ""1. Generalizability of the Results""; ""2. Silencing, De-Emphasizing, and Emphasizing to Explain Previous Findings on Courtroom Discourse""; ""3. Silencing, De-Emphasizing, and Emphasizing across Genres""; ""4. Final Thoughts""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-020335-8
0-19-933762-4
OCLC:
922973174
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