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Literaturinės citatos kaip argumentų pagalbininkės advokatų tekstuose
Literary Quotations as Argument Auxiliaries in Legal Speeches

Author(s): Regina Koženiauskienė
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas Švietimo akademija
Keywords: literary quotation; Maxim; aphorism; argumentum ah exemplo; argumentum ab auctoritate; enthymeme; simile; logical arguments; rhetorical arguments; figures of elaboration; parenthesis; subnexis; subjection; phraseology; opinio communis; loci communes.

Summary/Abstract: Due to the versatility and breadth of their message, literary quotations (as well as maxims, aphorisms, etc.) are applied as locus communis in different circumstances. For their correctness, they are accepted as universally applicable norms or rules, which have a value of a law. They are absolutely trusted and accepted without substantiation. However, in legal speeches quotations play only a role of argument auxiliaries. Used appropriately and in moderation, and they help to convince; when overused, on the contrary, they debase a speech.

  • Issue Year: 07/2005
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 83-86
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Lithuanian