POSITIONING SELF AND OTHERS IN THE COURTROOM: PERSON MARKERS IN THE OPENING STATEMENT

Title
POSITIONING SELF AND OTHERS IN THE COURTROOM: PERSON MARKERS IN THE OPENING STATEMENT
Authors
Chaemsaithong, Krisda
Keywords
Courtroom discourse; identity; opening statement; person markers; pronouns
Issue Date
2015-03
Publisher
DE GRUYTER MOUTON
Citation
POZNAN STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY LINGUISTICS, v. 51, NO 1, Page. 1-25
Abstract
Conceptualizing person markers as an instrument of ideological negotiation and persuasion, this study explores the relationships between language, interaction and identity in the context of courtroom opening statements. The study quantitatively and qualitatively analyzes the use of first-and second-person markers. Based on a corpus of three high-profile trials, the findings indicate that person markers are pragmatically conditioned and contribute to making opening statement argumentative. By manipulating pronouns, the lawyers construct a shared identity with jurors and, at the same time, an authoritative self-image in order to align the jurors with their version of reality.
URI
http://search.proquest.com/docview/1702716086?accountid=11283http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/23460
ISSN
1897-7499
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/psicl-2015-0001
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COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES[S](인문과학대학) > ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE(영어영문학과) > Articles
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