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The Language of Perjury Cases

Roger W Shuy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795383
eISBN:
9780199919314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795383.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book describes the contributions of linguistics to the intelligence gathering and analysis in the legal context by showing the way evidence is analyzed in eleven perjury cases. Beginning with a ... More


Toxic Gas in the Cockpit: Pro Form and National Insurance Company v. The Garrett Corporation

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The fatal crash of a private plane led to a lawsuit brought by the insurer against the manufacturer of the aircraft's engine. Investigators found no evidence of engine malfunction, so the insurer ... More


How linguists examine the language of perjury

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Perjury Cases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795383
eISBN:
9780199919314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795383.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter introduces the linguistic tools that were used in the case examples of the following chapters: the speech event context, schema, agendas as revealed by the topics and responses to topics ... More


The Gricean Framework

Ernie Lepore and Matthew Stone

in Imagination and Convention: Distinguishing Grammar and Inference in Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198717188
eISBN:
9780191785931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717188.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter reviews Grice’s characterization of conversational implicature and introduces the thinking of later philosophers who have followed closely in his footsteps. They all explain ... More


Trust, Cooperation, and Insincerity

Chris Heffer

in All Bullshit and Lies?: Insincerity, Irresponsibility, and the Judgment of Untruthfulness

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190923280
eISBN:
9780190923327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923280.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter teases out some key theoretical issues relating to the scope, ethics, and situated analysis of insincerity, as one of the two faces of untruthfulness. It begins by grounding sincerity in ... More


False statements in a bankruptcy case

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Perjury Cases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795383
eISBN:
9780199919314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795383.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In this chapter I describe a bankruptcy case in which a businessman was charged with perjury, based on both on his written statement of affairs submitted when he filed for bankruptcy and the hearing ... More


Perjury charges for a shipping company executive

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Perjury Cases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795383
eISBN:
9780199919314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795383.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes the perjury charges of a shipping executive who was the shipping agent for the Khian Sea. After two years of sailing around the world trying to unload several tons of ... More


On disagreement markers in French and Romanian dialogue

Adriana Costachescu

in Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681600
eISBN:
9780191761430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics

On the basis of an electronic corpus, this chapter analyses elements such as Fr. assez ‘enough’, ça suffit ‘that’s enough’, tais-toi ‘be quiet’, arête tes bêtises ‘stop talking nonsense’, or Rom. ... More


Insincere Discourse Strategies

Chris Heffer

in All Bullshit and Lies?: Insincerity, Irresponsibility, and the Judgment of Untruthfulness

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190923280
eISBN:
9780190923327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923280.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter sets out a framework for analyzing insincere discourse strategies. Though not equivalent, there is sufficient overlap between insincerity and deception to begin by considering typologies ... More


Taking Perspective

Madeleine Arseneault

in Beyond Semantics and Pragmatics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198791492
eISBN:
9780191868573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791492.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This essay argues that the specificity Lepore & Stone demand of accounts of metaphors and other cases can be made compatible with the Gricean framework. It is argued that the Cooperative Principle ... More


Talking to Other People: “Politeness” and Cultural Scripts

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

Speech practices and tacit assumptions associated with them vary a great deal across languages and cultures. Yet in Anglophone social science such diversity is often ignored and Anglo/English ways of ... More


Pragmatic Fluency

Geoffrey J. Huck

in What Is Good Writing?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190212957
eISBN:
9780190212971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212957.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 4 reviews Grice’s “Cooperative Principle” and Sperber and Wilson’s Relevance Theory, demonstrating how the latter complements Construction Grammar and fits into a Cognitive theory of writing. ... More


Mutuality and Assertion

Sanford C. Goldberg

in Assertion: On the Philosophical Significance of Assertoric Speech

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198732488
eISBN:
9780191796708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732488.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses the problem of the persistence of assertion in the face of systematic peer disagreement. This problem can be resolved by appeal to the hypothesis that the standard set by ... More


The Pragmatics of Evidence Discourse

Giovanni Tuzet

in Philosophical Foundations of Evidence Law

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780198859307
eISBN:
9780191891748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859307.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores a number of pragmatic aspects of the evidentiary discourse. By calling them “pragmatic” the author refers to the aspects that are typically the province of “pragmatics” and can ... More


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