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So Are We Making Any Progress?

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/9780195391329.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter reviews the progress made from the days in which language conflicts were settled by duels to their replacement by present day defamation law suits, concluding that although much progress ... More


Widow of a Murdered Man Sues a Local TV Station

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/9780195391329.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The widow of a murdered man was said by the police to be the “only suspect” in the murder, even though the police were unable or unwilling to bring charges against her. A local TV station and later, ... More


False statements and fraud in a bank loan

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/9780199795383.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A real estate development company was in financial trouble and secured a second mortgage bank loan on a failing shopping mall that it owned. As they attempted to negotiate with the bank to forestall ... More


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