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Popova E.V. THE NATURE OF JUDICIAL DISCOURSE The article is devoted to consideration and analysis of legal discourse from the position of its mental essence. The study of professional discourse is currently a topical issue in linguistics. The research object of this article is the judicial discourse. The discourse represents, on the one hand, the abstract variable description of structural-semantic characteristics implemented in specific texts considering extralinguistic factors, and with another — a set of texts of one and the same sphere of communicative activity. Legal discourse is a form of existence of language that is used to express specific mentality. In the relationship of courtroom discourse — legal discourse, legal discourse can be called hieronimo, and judicial discourse — gironimo. Courtroom discourse is realized in situations of specific activities.Key words: courtroom discourse, legal discourse, discourse, discourse analysis, text, language picture of the world, language personality, language code, pragmalinguistics, cognitive approach.


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Author: Popova E.V

Year: 2016

Sergey Aleksandrovich

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