ERIC Number: EJ443071
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Communicating Legitimacy in U.S. Supreme Court Opinions.
Topf, Mel A.
Language and Communication, v12 n1 p17-29 Jan 1992
Analyzes U.S. Supreme Court decisions as speech acts to determine how the opinions communicate the legitimacy of the court's decisions and secure the consensus of the discourse community, investigating such aspects as institutional context, the adversarial context of legal communication, the grammar of conflict, and the rhetoric of discovery. (64 references) (CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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