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Questioning in court: The construction of direct examinations

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While courtroom examinations are often recognized as a distinct speech-exchange system, little is known about how participants do an examination beyond its unique turn-taking system. This article attempts to shed some light on this issue by studying the question design during the direct examination in an American criminal court case using Conversation Analysis. It shows that attorneys use different question forms compared to casual conversation: declaratives are far less prevalent and questio...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/1461445618770483

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9631-3113
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Discourse Studies Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
3
Pages:
340-357
Publication date:
2018-05-03
Acceptance date:
2018-03-19
DOI:
EISSN:
1461-7080
ISSN:
1461-4456
Pubs id:
pubs:911767
URN:
uri:5dacf450-59e6-4826-a05e-fe89458784c7
UUID:
uuid:5dacf450-59e6-4826-a05e-fe89458784c7
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pubs:911767

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