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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


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


INTRODUCTION

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/9780195328837.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter addresses the past (and, to an extent, present) relative invisibility of linguistics in civil law procedures, despite the fact that linguistics is the field that specializes in how ... More


Irish English, Volume 1 - Northern Ireland

Karen Corrigan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634286
eISBN:
9780748671441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634286.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book focuses on the sociolinguistic consequences of historical contact between indigenous Irish peoples and newer English and Scottish settlers in what is now the territory of Northern Ireland ... More


Voice Lessons: French Mélodie in the Belle Epoque

Katherine Bergeron

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195337051
eISBN:
9780199864201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337051.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines the modern musical art known as la mélodie française, and its emergence in France the last decades of the 19th century. It was a time when the state had begun pouring resources ... More


Expressive Synthesis: The Longer Term

Mark Tatham and Katherine Morton

in Expression in Speech: Analysis and Synthesis

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199250677
eISBN:
9780191719462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250677.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

Synthesis systems need to address several difficulties to produce acceptable expressive synthetic speech. It is argued that the role of adequate phonological description, robust biological models of ... More


A Model of Speech Production Based on Expression and Prosody

Mark Tatham and Katherine Morton

in Expression in Speech: Analysis and Synthesis

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199250677
eISBN:
9780191719462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250677.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter proposes a speech production architecture in which all speech occurs within two larger frameworks called wrappers. The overall wrapper is expression; the next wrapper is prosody. ... More


APPENDIX: How Linguists Can Help in Corporate Civil Cases

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/9780195328837.003.0020
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter summarizes the important requirements of linguists and lawyers who work together on the seven types of corporate cases discussed in the book. First, the linguist needs to have complete ... More


On Explaining Sound Change

Jeremy J. Smith

in Sound Change and the History of English

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291953
eISBN:
9780191710568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291953.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter begins with the central question to be addressed in the book, viz. why do sound-changes happen when and where they do? It thus locates the subject of sound-change in relation to broader ... More


Sources of Handshape Error in First-Time Signers of ASL

Deborah Chen Pichler

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter reports on a study that investigates the phenomenon of “sign accent,” or systematic phonological errors made by nonsigners attempting to mimic isolated ASL signs. The study has ... More


Brian Woledge 1904–2002

Tony Hunt

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 153 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VII

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264348
eISBN:
9780191734250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264348.003.0016
Subject:
History, Historiography

Brian Woledge (1904–2002), a Fellow of the British Academy and formerly Fielden Professor of French at University College London (UCL), devoted his professional life, with remarkable consistency of ... More


Feature hierarchies and contrast in phonology

B. Elan Dresher

in Features: Perspectives on a Key Notion in Linguistics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577743
eISBN:
9780191722844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577743.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that there is a deep connection between feature ordering, contrast, and phonological activity. Contrasts are governed by language‐specific feature hierarchies; only contrastive ... More


Analysis of Chapter Four (480)

Solomon I. Sara

in Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination): Text, Translation, Notes and Analysis

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627950
eISBN:
9780748653058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627950.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Sībawayh's views on phonetically systematic cases where inclination is prevented, and mainly considers the effect that ‘the raised letters’ have when they precede or follow the ... More


Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic

Jane Stuart-Smith

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257737
eISBN:
9780191717765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257737.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book presents a treatment of a long-standing problem of Proto–Indo–European and Italic philology: the development of the Proto–Indo–European voiced aspirates in the ancient languages of Italy. ... More


The J_ToBi Model of Japanese Intonation

Jennifer J. Venditti

in Prosodic Typology: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199249633
eISBN:
9780191719349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249633.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter describes the prosodic structure of Japanese, and the transcription of intonational patterns using the Japanese ToBI (J-ToBI) system. It discusses the role of pitch accent in Japanese, ... More


Introduction: Phonetics and Philology

JANE STUART-SMITH

in Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257737
eISBN:
9780191717765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257737.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the purpose of the book, which is to demonstrate how phonetic theory can be used to evaluate and motivate accounts of reconstructed sound change ... More


Intonational Phonology of Chickasaw

Matthew K. Gordon

in Prosodic Typology: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199249633
eISBN:
9780191719349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249633.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter describes and analyses the intonational phonology of Chickasaw, an endangered Muskogean language spoken in Oklahoma. Topics covered include prosodic constituency, degree of disjuncture ... More


The Language Mosaic and its Evolution

James R. Hurford

in Language Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244843
eISBN:
9780191715167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244843.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter suggests that humans have evolved a unique mental capacity for acquiring language, but rejects the notion that cultural transmission (learning) plays a role in language evolution. The ... More


Is there Gradient Phonology?

ABIGAIL C. COHN

in Gradience in Grammar: Generative Perspectives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274796
eISBN:
9780191705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274796.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter begins by explaining why there might be gradience in the phonology. It then briefly discusses the nature of phonology versus phonetics. It considers the status of gradient phonology, ... More


Prototypicality Judgements as Inverted Perception

PAUL BOERSMA

in Gradience in Grammar: Generative Perspectives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274796
eISBN:
9780191705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274796.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter addresses the result that ‘ideal’ forms found in experiments on prototypicality judgments often become peripheral within the corpus distribution of their grammatical category. It shows ... More


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