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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


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


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


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


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


“False, Feigned, and Scandalous Words” Sexual Slander and Racial Ideology Among Whites in Colonial North Carolina

Kirsten Fischer

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines European American's ideas about race in North Carolina's expanding of the slave society. The damaging rumors of illicit sex that European settlers circulated about each other ... More


Women in Court

Laura Gowing

in Domestic Dangers: Women, Words, and Sex in Early Modern London

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207634
eISBN:
9780191677755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207634.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The church courts held in St Paul's Cathedral and known across England as ‘the bawdy courts’ administered spiritual justice covering issues ranging from church attendance and Sabbath-keeping to the ... More


Words, Honour, and Reputation

Laura Gowing

in Domestic Dangers: Women, Words, and Sex in Early Modern London

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207634
eISBN:
9780191677755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207634.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

In seventeenth-century London, the church courts were filled by women and men complaining of sexual insult. Brief insults and longer stories about illicit sex were the basis for long and fairly ... More


Narratives of Litigation

Laura Gowing

in Domestic Dangers: Women, Words, and Sex in Early Modern London

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207634
eISBN:
9780191677755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207634.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

In the legal battles over slander, conjugal commitment, and marital breakdown, complaints and conflicts were articulated through the stories told in court. In and outside the court, these stories ... More


Abusive Words

David Cressy

in Dangerous Talk: Scandalous, Seditious, and Treasonable Speech in Pre-Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199564804
eISBN:
9780191701917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564804.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines a variety of ‘abusive words’ and the circumstances of their expression. It describes the language of insult between parties, and the damage done by rumour and false news. It ... More


11. Nemean 8: Slander and Praise

Anne Pippin Burnett

in Pindar's Songs for Young Athletes of Aigina

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277940
eISBN:
9780191707841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277940.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Pindar's ode, Nemean 8, was performed to honour an adolescent boy who had chosen his father's event, the double-stade race, and duplicated his father's mainland victory. The song identifies Aigina, ... More


The Last of the Stuarts

David Cressy

in Dangerous Talk: Scandalous, Seditious, and Treasonable Speech in Pre-Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199564804
eISBN:
9780191701917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564804.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter shows the difficulty of policing popular sentiments from the reign of James II to the time of Queen Anne. The thirty years from the Duke of Monmouth's rebellion in 1685 to the Jacobite ... More


Introduction: Chaucerian Conflict

MARION TURNER

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207893
eISBN:
9780191709142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207893.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is about discourse and the textual environment of London in the 1380s and 1390s: it is about the language of betrayal, surveillance, slander, treason, rebellion, flawed idealism, and ... More


Discursive Turbulence: Slander, the House of Fame, and the Mercers’ Petition

MARION TURNER

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207893
eISBN:
9780191709142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207893.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

London texts of the 1380s betray an insistent anxiety about the power and effects of linguistic conflict. Statutes, proclamations, petitions, and poetry dwell on slander, careless talk, spying ... More


Private thoughts, public utterances: Law, privacy, and the consequences for community

LAWRENCE ROSEN

in The Justice of Islam: Comparative Perspectives on Islamic Law and Society

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298854
eISBN:
9780191707452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298854.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Western ideas of privacy are less applicable to the Muslim world than are ideas of when something is public. This chapter shows that actions that impact webs of relationship are public and hence ... More


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