Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Language, Communication and Culture Studies (ICLCCS 2020)

Systemic Functional Analysis of Thematic Structure in Legislative Discourse — Based on Criminal Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China

Authors
Shifang Li, Yifan Wang
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Shifang Li
Available Online 15 March 2021.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210313.013How to use a DOI?
Keywords
systemic functional analysis, thematic structure, legislative discourse analysis
Abstract

This study is devoted to analyze the thematic structure of Criminal Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China in light of the systemic functional linguistics. From the data analysis, the study indicates that the Law places the condition in the position of theme, and reflects that the legislative text has the scientific spirit of respecting the fact. The findings indicate that there are more use of the textual theme and the ideational theme to emphasize the thematic background and the zero-ratio use of interpersonal theme reflects the formality of the Law. The result shows that, in the marked thematic structure, the adverbial clause of condition and the one of time occupy a large proportion, which make a clear list of the objective situations existing in the enforcement procedure and thus it reflects the rigidity of the Law.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Language, Communication and Culture Studies (ICLCCS 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
15 March 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-352-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210313.013How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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