Detalle Publicación


Part of speech patterns in legal genres: text-internal dynamics from a corpus-based perspective

Libro: Corpus based research on variation in English legal discourse
Lugar de Edición: Amsterdam
Editorial: John Benjamins 
Fecha de publicación: 2019
Página Inicial - Final: 79 - 103
ISBN: 978-90-272-0235-2
Resumen: Four corpora constructed from different genre families in business law (academic texts, case law, legal documents, and legislation) are analysed in terms of key parts of speech. The differences between them show that legal academic writing and case law tend to follow patterns comparable to argumentative texts elsewhere, while documents and legislation show unusual patterns of cohesion and modality. These phenomena are related to the functional requirements of the genres in question, and to disciplinary conventions.