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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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Las Vegas Headliner Wayne Newton Sues NBC

Las Vegas Headliner Wayne Newton Sues NBC

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(p.85) 6 Las Vegas Headliner Wayne Newton Sues NBC
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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/9780195391329.003.0007

Two nationally aired television programs called “Wayne Newton and the Law” were the basis of this defamation case in which Newton was accused of having a close connection with the mafia. Linguistic analysis of these programs used visual discourse framing, topic analysis, and response analysis to give evidence that Newton was defamed.

Keywords:   discourse framing, topic analysis, response analysis

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