2.1 Solly

| September 2, 2020

Martin Solly. (2012). Communicating with the Wider Audience: The case of a legal blog. International Journal of Law, Language & Discourse 2(1), 52-71.

Abstract: Domain-specific texts are usually intended for a specific academic and / or professional community and can often be impenetrable to those from outside that community or without the relevant genre knowledge. This can be especially true with legal texts. This paper presents a study of a legal blog, BabyBarista, a fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar, in order to show how the author, a barrister and therefore a legal expert, tailors the discourse of the blog in such a way that it can be appreciated by insiders and outsiders alike.

Keywords: legal blog, discourse community, genre, identity


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Category: Volume 2