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Wallace, Derek. 2012. Bringing people with us: legislative writing as political rhetoric. Text & Talk 32 (1) : 83–101.
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De Gruyter


Focusing on a New Zealand Parliament quarrelsome effort -in the period between 2005 and 2007- to revoke a section in the 1961 Crimes Act that justified parents' or guardians' exorbitant physical violence use on their children, this paper explores whether study of sequential steps of the formal legislative process might disclose textual tracks of unequivocal language use intended to assure the accord of contesting parties.