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The Isis Book: Serious Entertainment

Stefan Tilg

in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses: A Study in Roman Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198706830
eISBN:
9780191778513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706830.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

While Chapter 4 generally suggested the concept of the ‘philosophical novel’ as a container for both serious and comic readings, it remains to be discussed in which way Apuleius would have approached ... More


The Mens Rea and Moral Status of Manipulation

Marcia Baron

in Manipulation: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199338207
eISBN:
9780190228446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199338207.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores two matters only briefly touched on in earlier work: for purposes of clarity, in her “Manipulativeness,” Baron took a stand on whether manipulation requires intent and whether ... More


Introduction

M. Catherine Gruber

in “I’m Sorry for What I’ve Done”: The Language of Courtroom Apologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199325665
eISBN:
9780199364817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325665.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The Introduction presents the scope of this book: a study of a corpus of fifty-two defendant allocutions collected in three U.S. District courtrooms. Although a sentencing hearing constitutes an ... More


What Defendants Say in Response to Their Offenses

M. Catherine Gruber

in “I’m Sorry for What I’ve Done”: The Language of Courtroom Apologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199325665
eISBN:
9780199364817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325665.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the ways in which defendants developed the topic of their offense. In general, they either focused on the offense itself, such as by making a critical assessment of their ... More


A Case Study: Apologies

Geoffrey Leech

in The Pragmatics of Politeness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195341386
eISBN:
9780190225933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341386.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter focuses on a particular type of speech event manifesting politeness: the apology. First, the nature of speech-event categories such as apology is investigated. There are rarely ... More


Translating Defendants’ Apologies during Allocution at Sentencing

M. Catherine Gruber

in Translating the Social World for Law: Linguistic Tools for a New Legal Realism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199990559
eISBN:
9780190267407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990559.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In an attempt to translate between sociolinguistics and the courtroom, this chapter analyzes an exchange in which a sentencing judge identified two possible meanings of a defendant’s brief apology. ... More


It’s Language, Jim, but Not as We Know It: William Jefferson Clinton

John Wilson

in Talking with the President: The Pragmatics of Presidential Language

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858804
eISBN:
9780190236618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858804.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter explores selected linguistic aspects of the presidency of William J Clinton, giving particular attention the Monica Lewinsky case. The chapter looks in detail at Clinton’s language in ... More


Agency

John M. Doris

in Talking to Our Selves: Reflection, Ignorance, and Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199570393
eISBN:
9780191797460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570393.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter’s problem is to explain how agency might obtain in the face of pervasive self-ignorance. The argument begins with the observation that illusions are ubiquitous and often beneficial, and ... More


Offices Without Names

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume One: The Patron Author

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198123743
eISBN:
9780191829437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123743.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Chapter 4 argues that the Montaignean essai’s transformation of literary precedents was understood by contemporaries to be the performance of an unofficial role or unnamed office on the part of a ... More


Caring for Fortunes

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume One: The Patron Author

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198123743
eISBN:
9780191829437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123743.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Chapter 6 uses Gournay’s 1595 edition of Montaigne’s Essais to describe how participants in sixteenth-century literary culture routinely cared for their own and others’ critical fortunes. Montaigne ... More


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