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Fri Jan 15 2010

Books: Forensic Ling/Discourse Analysis: Shuy

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        1.    Elyse Turr, The Language of Defamation Cases: Shuy

Message 1: The Language of Defamation Cases: Shuy
Date: 14-Jan-2010
From: Elyse Turr <elyse.turroup.com>
Subject: The Language of Defamation Cases: Shuy
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Title: The Language of Defamation Cases
Published: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
                http://www.oup.com/us

Author: Roger W. Shuy
Hardback: ISBN: 9780195391329 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 74.00
Abstract:

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.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Forensic Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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