Legal communication of Chinese judiciary : a discourse-based view
- Han, Zhengrui, 1979-
- English, Chinese. Chiefly English with some Chinese.
- Bern ; New York : Peter Lang, c2012.
- Physical description
- 238 p. ; 21 cm.
KNQ1679 .H36 2012
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- Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-194) and index.
- Literature review
- Research methodology
- The rhetorical moves of civil judgments
- The lexico-grammar of civil judgments
- Coherence in civil judgments
- Publisher's Summary
- China's society and economy have been developing remarkably fast over the past three decades, and accordingly it makes continuing effort to conduct a judicial reform in order to upgrade its comparatively static legal system. The judicial reform changes a number of aspects of Chinese litigation practices. This research aims at describing, analyzing and explaining some of the ways Chinese judges change their discursive construction of civil judgements because of the on-going judicial reform. A variety of data are used in this book: a medium-sized corpus of Chinese civil judgements, lawyers and judges' accounts, written laws (statutes), legal news reports, and more. It is intended to produce an empirical description of Chinese judges' adjudicative practices in the process of hearing trials, weighing up parties' arguments, quoting the law and finally delivering judicial opinions, which may be of interest for scholars and researchers in the field of discourse analysis, applied linguistics and contemporary China studies.
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- Publication date
- Zhengrui Han.