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"Att skriva avtal är att förutse problem": Medierad diskursanalys som metod för att studera bolagsjuristers textbruk
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Scandinavian Languages.
2013 (Swedish)In: Sakprosa, ISSN 1502-6000, E-ISSN 1891-5108, Vol. 5, no 2, 1-34 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

By applying concepts from Mediated Discourse Analysis (MDA, Scollon & Scollon 2004), this article contributes to the field of applied linguistics theoretically and empirically. The theoretical issue is the problematization raised by e.g. Karlsson (2010) on how to regard the text–“context” relationship. The empirical contribution concerns our knowledge about how texts are used in professional communication. The data consists of observations of company lawyers’ work, interviews, a focus group, a few texts and feedback from lawyers on preliminary findings. The results show that the writing of contracts is a predominant social practice (or practice of nexus, as several practices are included in this) for company lawyers; that this practice includes anticipating and avoiding problems for the company; and how this practise is locally performed together with other professional representatives. MDA is shown i.e. to include concepts for analysing actors dealing with complexity out of the immediate interaction.

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2013. Vol. 5, no 2, 1-34 p.
Keyword [en]
literacy studies, Mediated Discourse Analysis, Nexus Analysis, lawyers' communication, professional communication
Keyword [sv]
textforskning, medierad diskursanalys, nexusanalys, juridisk kommunikation, arbetslivskommunikation, skriftbruk
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Scandinavian Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-97788OAI: diva2:680156
Medierande redskap i vetenskapliga texter
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2013-12-17 Created: 2013-12-17 Last updated: 2016-06-02Bibliographically approved

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