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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Libel and slander -- United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRoger W. Shuy.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF1266 .S54 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23170410M
ISBN 109780195391329
LC Control Number2009007792

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It gives a brief overview of the parts of defamation law that linguistics can address, and then illustrates how phonetics, grammar, semantics, speech acts, pragmatics, conveyed meaning, and lexical choices were used in eleven defamation cases. The book also assesses what progress has been made from the early days in which language disputes were settled by bloody duels Author: Roger W. Shuy. One of the linguist’s roles in defamation cases is to help determine whether an expression is capable of conveying a defamatory meaning. Unfortunately, intentions can also be . The language of defamation cases. [Roger W Shuy] -- Slander and libel cases are largely about how one party uses language in ways that are claimed to defame one another. Linguistic expertise can be central to the case. In The language of defamation cases, S once again employs his method of illustrating, through accounts of his work in actual court cases, how linguistics can contribute to the interpretation of.

The Language of Defamation Cases OUP New York Slander and libel cases are largely about how one party uses language in ways that are claimed to defame one another.   It is worthy of a place on any defamation bookshelf.” ―Torts Law Journal No 3 “The most striking features of this book are its conciseness and preciseness a rich source of references to many important and some less widely known academic works on the history of defamation law” ―The Irish Jurist, Vol XL. CHAPTER ELEVEN: DEFAMATION By Jon A. Duncan The law of libel is arcane and not entirely logical. Describing it in any detail takes a book, and there is a good book: Robert Sack, "Libel, Slander and Related Problems" (Practicing Law Institute, ). Other useful references on defamation and invasion of privacy law are M. 7 Quoted language taken from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article For more on the issues associated with the extension of defamation standards across borders, see Sandra Davidson, “International Considerations in Libel Jurisdiction,” Forum on Public Policy (Spring ) (“Davidson”), pp. ,