Yes/No Questions in American and Romanian Witness Examinations

  • Marcela FĂRCAŞIU Department of Communication and Foreign Languages, „Politehnica‟ University of Timisoara, Str. Traian Lalescu nr. 2A, Timisoara, Romania


The paper sets out to present yes/no questions comparatively, i.e. in American and Romanian witness examinations, from a syntactic and a functional point of view. Yes/no questions are the mostly used type of questions by lawyers (in American courtrooms) and judges (in Romanian courtrooms), with the purpose of requesting either confirmation or disconfirmation of a certain fact.