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Computing and Language Variation: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

John Nerbonne and Charlotte Gooskens (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640300
eISBN:
9780748671380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640300.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book explores dialects and social differences in language computationally, examining topics such as how (and how much) linguistic differences impede intelligibility, how national borders ... More


Hearsay

H L Ho

in A Philosophy of Evidence Law: Justice in the Search for Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228300
eISBN:
9780191711336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228300.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

External evaluation of the hearsay rule focuses on causal links between various empirical assumptions and the capacity of the trial to produce correct outcomes. On an internal analysis, the rule is ... More


Herodotus and the Heroic Age: The Case of Minos

Rosaria V. Munson

in Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693979
eISBN:
9780191745324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693979.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the fifth century, traditional myths about gods and heroes of a remote age still constituted a shared cultural language for speaking about a variety of more or less specific current issues of a ... More


The Disappearance of History

C. A. J. Coady

in Testimony: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235514
eISBN:
9780191597220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235518.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The puzzle addressed in this chapter is most explicitly raised by Laplace, though foreshadowed by Locke, and is concerned with the supposed diminution in probative force of testimony that has passed ... More


What is Testimony?

C. A. J. Coady

in Testimony: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235514
eISBN:
9780191597220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235518.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Attempts to provide a definition of testimony as the target concept for the inquiry. Distinguishes between formal and natural testimony and locates natural testimony as the outcome of a certain sort ... More


Redefining Probative Value

Christopher Slobogin

in Proving the Unprovable: The Role of Law, Science, and Speculation in Adjudicating Culpability and Dangerousness

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195189957
eISBN:
9780199893980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189957.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter proposes that, when the testimony is about past mental state, probative value should be measured in terms of “generally accepted content validity,” which equates Daubert’s reliability ... More


The Law of Criminal Evidence

John H. Langbein

in The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199287239
eISBN:
9780191718137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287239.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

In addition to admitting defense counsel, English judges undertook a further effort to safeguard against the mounting dangers of 18th-century prosecutorial practice, by creating the law of criminal ... More


7. Confrontation Clause Exclusion of Hearsay

James J. Tomkovicz

in Constitutional Exclusion: The Rules, Rights, and Remedies that Strike the Balance Between Freedom and Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195369243
eISBN:
9780199893409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369243.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter analyzes the oldest exclusionary rule, the Confrontation Clause bar to hearsay. This suppression doctrine originated in the late 19th century, underwent a major doctrinal development in ... More


Word of Mouth: Fama and Its Personifications in Art and Literature from Ancient Rome to the Middle Ages

Gianni Guastella

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198724292
eISBN:
9780191792021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724292.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Roman term fama described a far-reaching communicative phenomenon founded on ‘speaking’ (fari): a way of representing ‘what is said’, as well as talk and its production. It indicates ... More


A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

Marianne Wesson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784563
eISBN:
9780814784570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784563.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One winter night in 1879, at a lonely Kansas campsite near Crooked Creek, a man was shot to death. The dead man's traveling companion identified him as John Wesley Hillmon, a cowboy from Lawrence who ... More


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