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Fri Jan 15 2010
Books: Forensic Ling/Discourse Analysis: Shuy
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The Language of Defamation Cases: Shuy
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From: Elyse Turr <elyse.turroup.com>
Subject: The Language of Defamation Cases: Shuy
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Title: The Language of Defamation Cases
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Roger W. Shuy
Hardback: ISBN: 9780195391329 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 74.00
Slander and libel cases are largely about how one party uses language in
ways that are claimed to defame another. Linguistic expertise can be
central to the case. In "The Language of Defamation Cases," Roger W. Shuy
describes eleven representative lawsuits, involving newspapers, television
stations, religious leaders, physicians, teachers, entertainers, unions,
insurance companies, and manufacturers-- for which he served as a
consultant. Shuy's linguistic analysis illustrates how grammatical
referencing, speech acts, discourse structure, framing, conveyed meaning,
intentionality, and malicious language affected the outcomes of these cases.
"The Language of Defamation Cases" shows how linguistics can be used to
help resolve libel and slander cases.
Written In: English (eng )
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