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Being FAIR: Another Key Anglo Value and Its Cultural Underpinnings

Anna Wierzbicka

in English: Meaning and Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195174748
eISBN:
9780199788514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174748.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Fairness is one of the most important values in modern Anglo culture and native speakers of English, including scholars, often assume that “fairness” is a universal human concept. This chapter shows ... More


Evidentiality and Morality in a Korean Heritage Language School

Adrienne Lo

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Previous work on Korean grammar has claimed that one person cannot “directly” speculate about another person's thoughts, intentions, and sensations (Choi 1991; Kim 1978; Lee 1993; Sohn and Park ... More


Legal Language and American Law: Authority, Morality, and Linguistic Ideology

Elizabeth Mertz

in The Language of Law School: Learning to "Think Like a Lawyer"

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195183108
eISBN:
9780199870875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183108.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book has demonstrated that context matters to the understanding of law school training in a number of ways. In the classroom, aspects of the immediate context are crucial in the dynamics that ... More


‘The moral in the story’: a diachronic investigation of lexicalised morality in the UK Press

Alan Partington

in Corpora: Corpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640607
eISBN:
9780748671502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640607.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

This chapter explores the discourses surrounding whatever is explicitly identified as a moral issue in the SiBol corpora. This analysis is mainly diachronic but will combine a variety of parameters ... More


The Genius of Our Tongue

Tim William Machan

in What is English?: And Why Should We Care?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199601257
eISBN:
9780191759031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601257.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

Like physical and temporal distance, qualitative judgments about varieties and their speakers structure imaginative arguments involving the integrity of English and its varieties. Like dictionaries ... More


The co-evolution of human intersubjectivity, morality, and language

Jordan Zlatev

in The Social Origins of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199665327
eISBN:
9780191779725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665327.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter argues that language, which rests on the sharing of linguistic norms, honest information, and moral norms, evolved through a co-evolutionary process with a pivotal role for ... More


Two Forms of Responsibility: Contribution and Assistance

Jörg Zinken

in Requesting Responsibility: The Morality of Grammar in Polish and English Family Interaction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190210724
eISBN:
9780190210748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210724.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses complex situations that have qualities of the home environments of both imperative appeals and interrogative requests. In such situations, members of English and of Polish ... More


Calling Another to Social Reason: The Double Imperative Weź-V2 (“Take-V2”)

Jörg Zinken

in Requesting Responsibility: The Morality of Grammar in Polish and English Family Interaction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190210724
eISBN:
9780190210748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210724.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the use of double imperative turns built with weź (“take”) and a second action verb as a practice for REQUESTING. Earlier work has interpreted this and similar double verb ... More


Morality Arguments in the DOMA Debates

Karen Tracy

in Discourse, Identity, and Social Change in the Marriage Equality Debates

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190217969
eISBN:
9780190217983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217969.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter makes visible the discursive character of the “sea change” regarding gay rights that Chief Justice Roberts alludes to during oral argument in US v. Windsor. It shows how 15 years changed ... More


The Omnirelevance of Accountability: Off-Record Account Solicitations

Chase Wesley Raymond and Tanya Stivers

in Accountability in Social Interaction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190210557
eISBN:
9780190210571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210557.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter builds on the work of Garfinkel and Heritage to argue that when questioners pose a known-answer question concerning a behavior, decision, or opinion for which an account is possible, ... More


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