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Stance and Distance: Social Boundaries, Self‐Lamination, and Metalinguistic Anxiety in White Kenyan Narratives about the African Occult

Janet McIntosh

in Stance: Sociolinguistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331646
eISBN:
9780199867974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331646.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores the complex and sometimes contradictory linguistic and metalinguistic stances of white Kenyan speakers in their conversations about indigenous African religion and spirituality. ... More


In a Manner of Speaking

Sean Zdenek

in Reading Sounds: Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226312644
eISBN:
9780226312811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226312811.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Manner of speaking refers to the various nuances of speech and pronunciation. Typically, manner boils down to a speaker’s dialect or accent. But manner of speaking also includes any kind of ... 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


Ritual Textuality: Pattern and Motion in Performance

Matt Tomlinson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199341139
eISBN:
9780199358373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341139.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

A classic question in the anthropology of religion is how ritual performances achieve—or fail to achieve—their effects. This book argues that participants condition their own expectations of ritual ... More


Legal-Lay Communication: Textual Travels in the Law

Chris Heffer, Frances Rock, and John Conley (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746842
eISBN:
9780199345052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746842.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Legal-Lay Communication combines a range of perspectives on a key theme in language and law with a specific theoretical focus on how texts ‘travel’ through the legal process. The ... More


Textual Travel in Legal–Lay Communication

Frances Rock, Chris Heffer, and Conley John

in Legal-Lay Communication: Textual Travels in the Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746842
eISBN:
9780199345052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746842.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The opening chapter provides the theoretical and contextual background to the book and introduces the rationale for the sections and for the themes that re-occur throughout the papers. After a brief ... More


Travels of a Suspect’s Statement

Martha Komter

in Legal-Lay Communication: Textual Travels in the Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746842
eISBN:
9780199345052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746842.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Martha Komter’s chapter illustrates the intertextual construction of legal cases by showing how texts travel through the Dutch criminal law process, from the police investigation through the trial. ... More


Tracing Crime Narratives in the Palmer Trial (1856): From the Lawyer’s Opening Speeches to the Judge’s Summing Up

Dawn Archer

in Legal-Lay Communication: Textual Travels in the Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746842
eISBN:
9780199345052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746842.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Dawn Archer examines the intertextual construction of a legal case in an 1856 murder case, the Trial of Palmer, which took place shortly after a change in the law permitted the defence counsel as ... More


Post-Penetration Rape and the Decontextualization of Witness Testimony

Susan Ehrlich

in Legal-Lay Communication: Textual Travels in the Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746842
eISBN:
9780199345052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746842.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In this chapter, Susan Ehrlich examines the various phases of decontextualization that a lay-person’s testimony undergoes as it moves through the legal system first into trial and then into appellate ... More


Writing Gaps: The Script of Mintu the Murderer

Lotte Hoek

in Cut-Pieces: Celluloid Obscenity and Popular Cinema in Bangladesh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162890
eISBN:
9780231535151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162890.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the “entextualization” of the film, Mintu the Murderer. Shahadat Ali Shiplu, the film's director; Shahed Rony, the film's scriptwriter; and Mohamadul Hasan Litu, the film's ... More


Into Motion

Matt Tomlinson

in Ritual Textuality: Pattern and Motion in Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199341139
eISBN:
9780199358373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341139.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces readers to the four patterns of entextualization—sequence, conjunction, contrast, and substitution—whose interactive creation helps shape ritual participants’ expectations of ... More


The Holy Ghost Is About to Fall

Matt Tomlinson

in Ritual Textuality: Pattern and Motion in Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199341139
eISBN:
9780199358373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341139.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses “performative paths,” sequences whose interconnections are designed to shape ritual participants’ expectations of ritual efficacy. The core example comes from a Pentecostal ... More


Crossed Signs

Matt Tomlinson

in Ritual Textuality: Pattern and Motion in Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199341139
eISBN:
9780199358373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341139.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses drinking sessions where participants consume kava, a narcotic beverage enjoyed by many people in Fiji. No matter how informal the drinking session, particular rules are always ... More


Happy Deaths Are Public Deaths

Matt Tomlinson

in Ritual Textuality: Pattern and Motion in Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199341139
eISBN:
9780199358373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341139.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

Nineteenth-century Methodist missionaries in Fiji were obsessed with observing “happy deaths,” deathbed scenes in which dying men, women, and children spoke words that indicated they were going to ... More


Full Stop

Matt Tomlinson

in Ritual Textuality: Pattern and Motion in Performance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199341139
eISBN:
9780199358373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341139.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter reviews the arguments and examples of entextualization discussed in previous chapters. It presents new and distinct examples of how people interactively create patterns of ... More


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