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The Legal Language of Scottish BurghsStandardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)$
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Joanna Kopaczyk

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199945153

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945153.001.0001

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General Conclusions

General Conclusions

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(p.264) (p.265) Part Three General Conclusions
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The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs
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Joanna Kopaczyk

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945153.003.0015

This chapter formulates general conclusions stemming from the three parts of the book. It draws attention to the combination of interdisciplinary approaches which have illuminated the forms and functions of repetitive elements in early legal and administrative texts. The discussion proceeds now from the empirical findings to the theoretical underpinnings. The staggering amount of recurrent fixed strings of text has offered ample material to interpret. The exposition of technical decisions in this project has been very transparent, so that the reader could find solutions to many problems posed by adapting modern corpus methods to historical data. The chapter summarizes structural and functional findings, and recognizes the role of long lexical bundles in indicating the areas of textual standardization. The instrumental role of extralinguistic conditions for the linguistic characteristics of early legal texts is stressed, and the unique Scottish perspective of the project is endorsed.

Keywords:   interdisciplinarity, written discourse, legal discourse, formulaicity, standardization, lexical bundles, corpus linguistics, Scotland, Scots

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