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3-6-2009 9:00 AM

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6-6-2009 5:00 PM

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This paper discusses the text format of judicial and semi-judicial decisions. That format does not optimize comprehensibility. It should be understood as a sign that symbolizes an ideology. It symbolizes the values of an inevitable decision that follows from the facts and an a priori given coherent and complete legal system. The narrative text format with it stylistic features is also a very welcome instrument to hide the moments that this ideal is impracticable.

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Argumentative Discourse as a Sign

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This paper discusses the text format of judicial and semi-judicial decisions. That format does not optimize comprehensibility. It should be understood as a sign that symbolizes an ideology. It symbolizes the values of an inevitable decision that follows from the facts and an a priori given coherent and complete legal system. The narrative text format with it stylistic features is also a very welcome instrument to hide the moments that this ideal is impracticable.