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The Language of Defamation Cases$
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Roger W. Shuy

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195391329

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391329.001.0001

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So Are We Making Any Progress?

So Are We Making Any Progress?

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(p.235) 14 So Are We Making Any Progress?
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The Language of Defamation Cases
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Roger W. Shuy (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391329.003.0015

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 has been made, there is still more to be added if lawyers would make use of the linguistic expertise that was illustrated in the preceding chapters.

Keywords:   dueling, satisfaction, law school training, linguistic experts, centrality of language, justice, phonetics, grammatical references, speech acts, discourse analysis

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