At any time after any proceedings ... : why is any so frequent in legal texts?

Martin John Warren, M. Leung

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This paper explores phraseologies specific to legislative legal texts, but, unusually, it does this by examining phraseologies consisting of grammatical words as well as those which are lexically richer.The general determiner any is much more frequent
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-102
Number of pages33
JournalInternational journal of law, language & discourse
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Phraseology
  • Legislative legal texts
  • Genre analysis
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Phraseological variation

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