Pleonastic Constructions In English Legal Texts
Quite a number of English legal texts, featuring largely contract law, provide linguistic evidence of both terminology, and/or commonly used vocabulary, with semantically identical or related meaning used at a time within the same text sequences. Such constructions appear challenging for taxonomic classification by linguists and lawyers alike. An analysis of examples allows for attributing such usage samples to pleonastic constructions typical for the legal language.
The article touches upon a phenomenon of individual author's concept and possibilities for its evolution in the individual picture of the world. As an example we describe a change of the nuclear characteristic of the concept of freedom in J. Fowles' novels.