In this new article published in Discourse & Communication under SAGE journals, our Research Assistant Professor, Dr Jamie McKeown, examines the use of metadiscursive clarifying devices in the abortion discourse of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The results show that across 50 years of jurisprudence, separate opinion writers utilised the devices to challenge and subvert majority opinions (perhaps, contributing to the ultimate overruling of this area of Law). Amongst other things, the article observes the prescient nature of clarifying devices. The article concludes with a discussion of the potential insight, for scholars and practitioners alike, to be gained from further examination of clarifying devices in other areas of Law.
More information of the article can be found on the website of the journal HERE.