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Journal
2007 | 16 | 331-339
Article title

TIME IN OFFICE TEXTS

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PL
Abstracts
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In the office world time runs in a different way than in the world of colloquial experience. Untargeted texts (legal texts) project future events; therefore a considerable number of office utterances is formed in a future tense. In legal utterances there is actually only a relative time i.e. as far as time is concerned, an event may be presented only in reference to a different event and time period between them, and not through a date (an absolute time moment). The absolute time appears only in the regulations determining the date when a given legal act comes into force. On the other hand, in office letters, the absolute time (the calendar time) dominates, which is connected with a documenting function of these texts. Time dating is connected with factography and further proceedings. Time deixis is expressed in the form of numerals indicating a day, a month and a year, or in the form of adverbs (e.g. immediately, promptly etc.).
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Volume
16
Pages
331-339
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ARTICLE
Contributors
  • E. Malinowska, Uniwersytet Opolski, Instytut Filologii Polskiej, pl. Kopernika 11, 45-040 Opole, Poland
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08PLAAAA04258290
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