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On Using Semiotic Resources in a Racist World: A Commentary

Jane H. Hill

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/9780195327359.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Asian‐American youth are shown to be highly creative in recruiting semiotic material for identity construction, and in deploying this material in interactional pragmatics. Much of the identity ... More


Secrecy

Anne Storch

in Secret Manipulations: Language and Context in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199768974
eISBN:
9780199914425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768974.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter deals with secrecy and presents case studies of how secret languages are created, used, and revealed among the Jukun (Nigeria), Lango and Adhola (Uganda), and Fulbe (West Africa), and in ... More


Entextualizing Domestic Violence: Language Ideology and Violence Against Women in the Anglo-American Hearsay Principle

Jennifer Andrus

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190225834
eISBN:
9780190225858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225834.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Language ideologies that are circulated in the Anglo-American law of evidence create the potential to speak for, appropriate, and ignore the speech of women who have been victims of domestic ... More


Confronting the Death Penalty: How Language Influences Jurors in Capital Cases

Robin Conley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199334162
eISBN:
9780190263911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334162.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book probes how jurors make the ultimate decision about whether another human being should live or die. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in Texas and interviews with jurors who served on ... More


Reasonable Affects: Moroccan Family Responses to Mediated Violence

Becky Schulthies

in Discourses of War and Peace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199937271
eISBN:
9780199345847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937271.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

There is a prevailing language ideology in the United States that emotion is antithetical to reasoning processes. This frame has been used to label Arab populations who display emotion in public ... More


Language Movement and Civil War in West Africa

Ericka A. Albaugh

in Tracing Language Movement in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190657543
eISBN:
9780190657574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657543.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines how civil war can influence the spread of language. Specifically, it takes Sierra Leone as a case study to demonstrate how Krio grew from being primarily a language of urban ... More


Introduction: “That’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do”

Robin Conley

in Confronting the Death Penalty: How Language Influences Jurors in Capital Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199334162
eISBN:
9780190263911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334162.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter begins with an exploration of the author’s ethnographic experiences studying Texas death penalty trials. Using this as a jumping-off point, it then outlines the book’s central argument: ... More


Conclusion: Linguistic Dehumanization and Democracy

Robin Conley

in Confronting the Death Penalty: How Language Influences Jurors in Capital Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199334162
eISBN:
9780190263911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334162.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter reiterates the main argument of the book, that by engaging in various practices of communicative distancing, jurors deny the humanistic side of legal decision-making, which is required ... More


The Law and Science of Video Game Violence: Who Lost More in Translation?

William K. Ford

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/9780199990559.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter evaluates state legislative efforts to translate the social science evidence about the effects of video game violence on children, such as evidence of a causal link between playing ... More


Legal Empiricism in/and the Language Ideology of Hearsay

Jennifer Andrus

in Entextualizing Domestic Violence: Language Ideology and Violence Against Women in the Anglo-American Hearsay Principle

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190225834
eISBN:
9780190225858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225834.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter focuses on historical developments of the hearsay rule and domestic violence from Anglo-American common law to the most recent US Supreme Court opinions, emphasizing the changes in the ... More


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