On Pragmatic Identity Construction of Prosecutors in Criminal Courtroom Discourse
- Xia Chen
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- Xia Chen
Available Online June 2017.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-17.2017.243How to use a DOI?
- prosecutors; trial discourse; pragmatic identity
- According to the theories of pragmatic identity construction, pragmatic identity as a specific social identity is the actual embodiment, application and even an invented concept in the verbal communicative context. In light of the spirit of "Trial Centralism" in the new criminal procedure law, the study involves analysis of the pragmatic identity construction by focusing on the trial discourse of prosecutors. It is discovered in the research that prosecutors have typical discourse expressions in their own legal institutional identity construction.But in the dynamic context of trials, they could also possibly abuse their legal powers arrogate to themselves the rights of other identities and even become law popularization staff to some degree, which, in turn, should be corrected properly in practical trial practice. Only by sticking to their priority role as legal supervisor and to their identity construction as prosecutors can judicial fairness and justice be soundly assured.
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TY - CONF AU - Xia Chen PY - 2017/06 DA - 2017/06 TI - On Pragmatic Identity Construction of Prosecutors in Criminal Courtroom Discourse BT - 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities (ICCESSH 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-17.2017.243 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-17.2017.243 ID - Chen2017/06 ER -