Publication details [#55097]

Andrus, Jennifer. 2011. Beyond texts in context: Recontextualization and the co-production of texts and contexts in the legal discourse, excited utterance exception to hearsay. Discourse & Society 22 (2) : 115–136.
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SAGE Publications


This study employs the excited utterance exception to hearsay from the US Federal Rules of Evidence (2006), to generate a recontextualization theory. It is demonstrated that legal discourse simplifies and restricts both texts and contexts, and situates them causally in the repeated and concurrent processes of entextualization and recontextualization.