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Introduction: Cicero's Letters and Linguistic Politeness

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the social context of letter-writing during the Late Roman Republic, especially among the aristocracy and its concern with social manners. It also examines recent ... More


Speaker-Oriented Attitude Datives in Social Context

Youssef A. Haddad

in The Sociopragmatics of Attitude Datives in Levantine Arabic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474434072
eISBN:
9781474444866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474434072.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter examines the social functions of speaker-oriented attitude datives in Levantine Arabic. It analyzes these datives as perspectivizers used by a speaker to instruct her hearer to view her ... More


The Genre of Oral Argument

Karen Tracy

in Discourse, Identity, and Social Change in the Marriage Equality Debates

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190217969
eISBN:
9780190217983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217969.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter weaves together excerpts from the supreme court judge interviews, discourse instances of oral arguments, and coding of selected features from the court exchanges to illuminate the ... More


Religion, Citizenship, and Identity in US Law-Making

Karen Tracy

in Discourse, Identity, and Social Change in the Marriage Equality Debates

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190217969
eISBN:
9780190217983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217969.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides a brief history of how religion has been understood to connect with the government and laws in the United States. It describes six distinct ways that religious ideas and terms ... More


Face

John Frow

in Character and Person

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198704515
eISBN:
9780191775239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704515.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Beginning with a reading of Kōbō Abe’s novel The Face of Another, Chapter 7 develops an argument about the topoi of the face as window to the soul and the face as mask. It reads the metamorphoses of ... More


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