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Textual travel in legal-lay communication

Rock, Frances Eileen 2013. Textual travel in legal-lay communication. In: Heffer, Chris, Rock, Frances Eileen and Conley, John eds. Legal-Lay Communication: Textual Travels in the Law, Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 3-32. (10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746842.003.0001)

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The opening chapter provides the theoretical and contextual background to the book and introduces the rationale for the sections and for the themes that re-occur throughout the papers. After a brief introduction to the notion of textual travel, it outlines some of the issues relating to the notion of ‘legal-lay’ or ‘lay-legal’ communication. It then explores in some detail the genesis of textual travel notions in the interdisciplinary research literature. Next it outlines the topics and themes explored in each of the four substantive sections: police investigation as textual mediation; the legal case as intertextual construction; judicial discourse as legal recontextualization; and crossing cultural and ideological categories in lay-legal communication. Finally, it considers the long travels of the book itself.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Legal-lay communication, textual travel, entextualization, decontextualization, recontextualization, mediation, legal categorization, police interrogation, witness examination, judicial discourse
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199746835
Funders: ENCAP
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:39

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