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The Resource Dueling discourses : the construction of reality in closing arguments, Laura Felton Rosulek

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

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Dueling discourses : the construction of reality in closing arguments
Title
Dueling discourses
Title remainder
the construction of reality in closing arguments
Statement of responsibility
Laura Felton Rosulek
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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-emphasizing (giving information comparatively less attention and focus), and emphasizing (giving information comparatively more attention and focus) are the key communicative devices that lawyers rely on to create their summations. Through these processes, lawyers' lexical, syntactic, thematic, and discursive patterns, both within individual narratives and across whole arguments, function together to create versions of reality that reflect each individual lawyer's goals and biases." -- Book jacket and publisher's website
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Felton Rosulek, Laura
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8924
LC item number
.F45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in language and law
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Summation (Law)
  • Forensic oratory
  • Trial practice
  • Forensic oratory
  • Summation (Law)
  • Trial practice
  • United States
Label
Dueling discourses : the construction of reality in closing arguments, Laura Felton Rosulek
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • lawyers
  • The
  • big picture
  • The
  • theoretical framework
  • The
  • defendants
  • The
  • victims
  • The
  • jurors
Control code
879642544
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 235 pages
Isbn
9780199337613
Lccn
2014018517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)879642544
Label
Dueling discourses : the construction of reality in closing arguments, Laura Felton Rosulek
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • lawyers
  • The
  • big picture
  • The
  • theoretical framework
  • The
  • defendants
  • The
  • victims
  • The
  • jurors
Control code
879642544
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 235 pages
Isbn
9780199337613
Lccn
2014018517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)879642544

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