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Creating Language Crimes: How Law Enforcement Uses (and Misuses) Language

Roger W. Shuy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195181661
eISBN:
9780199788477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181661.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book describes and illustrates eleven powerful conversational strategies used by undercover police officers and cooperating witnesses who secretly tape-record targets in criminal investigations. ... More


How Language Crimes Are Created

Roger W. Shuy

in Creating Language Crimes: How Law Enforcement Uses (and Misuses) Language

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195181661
eISBN:
9780199788477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181661.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes the three contexts in which law enforcement and the prosecution can create the illusion that a crime has been (or is being) committed: the recording, the police interrogation, ... More


Empire of Language: Toward a Critique of (Post) colonial Expression

Laurent Dubreuil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450563
eISBN:
9780801467516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450563.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The relationship between power and language has been a central theme in critical theory for decades now, yet there is still much to be learned about the sheer force of language in the world in which ... More


The Instruction of Imagination: Language as a Social Communication Technology

Daniel Dor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190256623
eISBN:
9780190256647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256623.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The book suggests a new perspective on the essence of human language. This enormous achievement of our species is best characterized as a communication technology—not unlike the social media on the ... More


Prologue

Laurent Dubreuil

David Fieni (ed.)

in Empire of Language: Toward a Critique of (Post) colonial Expression

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450563
eISBN:
9780801467516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450563.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter foregrounds the colonial factor embedded in language, and how it can impose a situation on other people, set verbal traps, and ease people into customary jargon. In what ... More


Journeys into words

Lynda Mugglestone

in Samuel Johnson and the Journey into Words

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199679904
eISBN:
9780191760099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679904.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

This chapter provides an overview of the book as a whole, looking at Johnson’s interest in the trope of lexicography as a form of journey, and the ways in which this inherited trope was to be made ... More


History and the flux of time

Lynda Mugglestone

in Samuel Johnson and the Journey into Words

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199679904
eISBN:
9780191760099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679904.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

This chapter engages in detail with Johnson’s reading of time and language in the Dictionary, as well as embedding it within contemporary readings of time (and its desired control). If languages, for ... More


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