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The Resource It is Hereby Performed... : Explorations in legal speech acts

It is Hereby Performed... : Explorations in legal speech acts

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It is Hereby Performed... : Explorations in legal speech acts
Title
It is Hereby Performed...
Title remainder
Explorations in legal speech acts
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
This book deals with speech acts, especially performatives, that are regarded as 'operative' in legal discourse. After a detailed exposition of speech act theory in relation to legislative texts, the author discusses the legal document as a communicative act; potential speech acts and delegated legislation; wills, the marriage ceremony and statutes as reversible performatives; and the distinction between the deictic function of this and the anaphoric function of that in legal documents. The final chapter is concerned with another text type, case reports, and addresses the question whether the judge makes or merely declares the law. This is discussed from the point of view of certain syntactic structures, in particular modal verbs
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Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
340/.14
LC call number
K213 -- .K87 1986eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Pragmatics & Beyond
Label
It is Hereby Performed... : Explorations in legal speech acts
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/oulaw/detail.action?docID=805799
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
IT IS HEREBY PERFORMED... EXPLORATIONS IN LEGAL SPEECH ACTS -- Editorial page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Table of Contents -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. THE STATUTE AS A SPEECH ACT -- 1.1. Introduction -- 1.2. Performatives -- 1.3. Felicity Conditions -- 1.4. A statute as a speech act -- 1.4.1. The statute as a performative -- 1.4.2. The felicity conditions of a statute -- 1.5. The legislative sentence as a speech act -- 1.5.1 Permission (may) -- 1.5.2. Ordering (shall) -- 1.5.3. Ambiguity of may and shall -- 1.5.4. Prohibition (shall not) -- 1.6. Other main clause verbs -- 2. THE LEGAL DOCUMENT AS A COMMUNICATIVE ACT -- 3. POTENTIAL SPEECH ACTS: THE GRAMMAR OF DELEGATING POWER -- 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. Features of potential speech acts -- 3.3. Similar structures -- 3.4. Wills and deeds -- 4. REVERSIBLE PERFORMATIVES -- 5. 'THIS' AND 'THAT' IN LEGAL TEXTS -- 6. WHAT DOES A JUDGE DO'? SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS IN COURT JUDGMENTS -- 6.1. Introduction -- 6.2. Modality -- 6.3. Conditionals -- 6.4. Non-factive predicators -- 6.5. Conclusion -- FOOTNOTES -- APPENDIX -- REFERENCES
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (89 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027279293
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC805799
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL805799
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10517159
  • (OCoLC)637671814
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC805799
Label
It is Hereby Performed... : Explorations in legal speech acts
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/oulaw/detail.action?docID=805799
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
IT IS HEREBY PERFORMED... EXPLORATIONS IN LEGAL SPEECH ACTS -- Editorial page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Table of Contents -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. THE STATUTE AS A SPEECH ACT -- 1.1. Introduction -- 1.2. Performatives -- 1.3. Felicity Conditions -- 1.4. A statute as a speech act -- 1.4.1. The statute as a performative -- 1.4.2. The felicity conditions of a statute -- 1.5. The legislative sentence as a speech act -- 1.5.1 Permission (may) -- 1.5.2. Ordering (shall) -- 1.5.3. Ambiguity of may and shall -- 1.5.4. Prohibition (shall not) -- 1.6. Other main clause verbs -- 2. THE LEGAL DOCUMENT AS A COMMUNICATIVE ACT -- 3. POTENTIAL SPEECH ACTS: THE GRAMMAR OF DELEGATING POWER -- 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. Features of potential speech acts -- 3.3. Similar structures -- 3.4. Wills and deeds -- 4. REVERSIBLE PERFORMATIVES -- 5. 'THIS' AND 'THAT' IN LEGAL TEXTS -- 6. WHAT DOES A JUDGE DO'? SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS IN COURT JUDGMENTS -- 6.1. Introduction -- 6.2. Modality -- 6.3. Conditionals -- 6.4. Non-factive predicators -- 6.5. Conclusion -- FOOTNOTES -- APPENDIX -- REFERENCES
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (89 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027279293
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC805799
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL805799
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10517159
  • (OCoLC)637671814
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC805799

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