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The Language of Defamation Cases

Roger W. Shuy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391329
eISBN:
9780199866274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391329.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book shows how linguistic analysis can be useful to lawyers on either sides of defamation lawsuits. It gives a brief overview of the parts of defamation law that linguistics can address, and ... More


Reputation and Defamation

Lawrence McNamara

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231454
eISBN:
9780191710858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231454.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

The first study of what reputation is, how it functions, and how it is and should be protected under the law, Reputation and Defamation addresses the inconsistencies and failures of the common law ... More


Chaucerian Conflict: Languages of Antagonism in Late Fourteenth-Century London

Marion Turner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207893
eISBN:
9780191709142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207893.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book explores the textual environment of London in the 1380s and 1390s, revealing a language of betrayal, surveillance, slander, treason, rebellion, flawed idealism, and corrupted compaignyes. ... More


INSULT IN THE LAW: LIBEL AND SLANDER

Jerome Neu

in Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195314311
eISBN:
9780199871780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314311.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The law of defamation seeks to provide remedies for some of the harms in insult, in particular damage to reputation. New York Times Co. v. Sullivan limits those remedies with respect to public ... More


‘Who May Scape þe Sclaundre’: Scandal, Complaint, and Invective in B 3–4

SARAH WOOD

in Conscience and the Composition of Piers Plowman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653768
eISBN:
9780191741678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653768.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Conscience's first appearance in the B text of Piers Plowman, his debate with Meed in passus 3. Earlier readers typically interpreted this scene as ‘topical’ satire, in which ... More


Displaced Youths and Slandered Ladies in Middle English Romance

Andrew King

in The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance: The Matter of Just Memory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187226
eISBN:
9780191674662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187226.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores the themes of displaced youths and slandered ladies in a number of Middle English verse romances designated as the ‘Eustace-Constance-Florence-Griselda Legends’: Sir Isumbras, ... More


Reputation and the History of Defamation

Lawrence McNamara

in Reputation and Defamation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231454
eISBN:
9780191710858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231454.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Histories of defamation regularly observe that the common law is riddled with anomalies and its development exhibits little doctrinal coherence. To escape the strictures of this traditional doctrinal ... More


The Development of the Common Law Actions

Lawrence McNamara

in Reputation and Defamation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231454
eISBN:
9780191710858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231454.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter explains how and why the common law approached the actionability of words as it did. At first, only certain forms of words were actionable and these were neither connected nor ... More


From Public Journalist to Lunar Philosopher

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Almost everything Daniel Defoe published provoked attacks upon him and his ideas. He was now a public figure, and if he had some right to complain about slanders concerning him and his life, he also ... More


The Problems of Anger and Judgement

GRAHAM GOULD

in The Desert Fathers on Monastic Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263456
eISBN:
9780191682551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263456.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter deals with problems and obstacles to the proper conduct of relationships which issues such as anger and judgement create. There are sayings in which relationships are rejected or in ... More


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