AbstractRecommendation is a common communicative operation in the work of many types of professionals, for instance, lawyers. The aim of this paper is to compare the linguistic expression of recommendations in two legal genres containing directive speech acts which recommend certain behaviours: the recommendation of the European Commission and the lawyer-client report of advice. Our purpose is to determine the influence that the following aspects have in the manner of recommending: (i) the similarity between the two texts (regarding the field of expertise) and (ii) the distinctive aspects (mainly, the genre and the communicative situation). In order to provide an answer to this question, the main linguistic expressions of recommendations in each gender are classified and contrasted. The results of the analysis show that the field of expertise does not influence the expression of recommendations.
Copyright (c) 2012 Anna López Samaniego, Raquel Taranilla García
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