Analysis of Discourse Structure of Cases Verdict in The District Court (A Study of Legal Language)


  • Usman Pakaya Department of English Education, Faculty of Letters and Culture, Universitas Negeri Gorontalo



Discourse, Language Usage, Sociolinguistic


The title of this article is the discourse structure of cases verdict in the district court (a study of legal language). This article discusses several elements that compose verdict in a criminal case, such as heading, the identity of the defendant, the attorney’s indictment, witnesses’ testimony, the testimony of the accused, and the verdict statements. This study employed the qualitative method to find out the scientific facts. This article is aimed at proving that discourse structure can be used as a framework in unraveling a case verdict. 


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