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Offline autrag

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What text type/kind are competitions rules?
« on: February 08, 2018, 01:35:07 PM »
The full list of rules of a sport – what text type would you consider it? Not a technical text, not really a legal one either... under what umbrella term would you but such a text?

Offline Daniel

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Re: What text type/kind are competitions rules?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 08:18:43 PM »
Why is it not technical?

It's not legal because that is a specific style used by lawyers (although in some cases sporting rules might be written that way), but otherwise it is a similar genre. In fact, sporting rules might be very similar to a contract (possibly sometimes even legally binding, regarding for example payment).

I'd call all of them regulations. And what varies is domain: whether they're enforced by the government, by scientists, by employers, or in this case by whatever organizers the sport has.
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