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How Linguistics Fits into the Picture

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Defamation Cases

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391329
eISBN:
9780199866274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391329.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter outlines the areas of current linguistic analysis that can help resolve defamation cases, such as determining the accuracy of defamation evidence (largely through phonetic skills), ... More


Leaders as Bad Men and Victims

Karen J. Brison

in Just Talk: Gossip, Meetings, and Power in a Papua New Guinea Village

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077003
eISBN:
9780520912182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077003.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the conditions that create an ambivalent attitude toward leaders and cause them to do things such as haranguing the audience in meetings but then mysteriously “forgetting” their ... More


Getting It All Out Into the Open

Karen J. Brison

in Just Talk: Gossip, Meetings, and Power in a Papua New Guinea Village

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077003
eISBN:
9780520912182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077003.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the way people use gossip and innuendo to influence others, but also argues that such talk can get out of hand and create problems which no one anticipated or desired. Rumors ... More


Two Models of Government

Karen J. Brison

in Just Talk: Gossip, Meetings, and Power in a Papua New Guinea Village

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077003
eISBN:
9780520912182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077003.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores Inakor and Asanakor people's ideas about how their “government” differs from that of white men, and also investigates the villagers' frustration at their apparent inability to ... More


Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine: A History of Star Makers, Fabricators, and Gossip Mongers

Anthony Slide

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734133
eISBN:
9781621034322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734133.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The fan magazine has often been viewed simply as a publicity tool, a fluffy exercise in self-promotion by the film industry. But as an arbiter of good and bad taste, as a source of knowledge, and as ... More


“The Edge of Unacceptability”: Preston Sturges and the PCA

Matthew H. Bernstein

in Refocus: the Films of Preston Sturges

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474406550
eISBN:
9781474416146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406550.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter poses one of the most fascinating questions about Sturges’s career: how did he manage to insert so much sexual innuendo in his comedies of the 1940s, given the notorious vigilance of ... More


‘Occult Celebrity’: Boy in the public eye, February-August 1643

Mark Stoyle

in The Black Legend of Prince Rupert's Dog: Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898591
eISBN:
9781781384978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898591.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores how the Boy myth was developed and contested by Royalist and Parliamentarian polemicists between February 1643 and July 1644. It considers, for example, the way in which the ... More


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