- Title Pages
- Part I Defamation Law: Where Linguistics Can Help
- 1 Fighting over Defamatory Language
- 2 How Linguistics Fits into the Picture
- Part II Defamation Battles in the Media
- 3 A Sixth-Grade Teacher Goes after the Local Press
- 4 Widow of a Murdered Man Sues a Local TV Station
- 5 A Religious Leader, the TV Media, and the FCC
- 6 Las Vegas Headliner Wayne Newton Sues NBC
- 7 Verbal Duels between Linguistic Experts in a Case Brought by an Ohio Supreme Court Justice against a Newspaper
- Part III Defamation Disputes in the Field of Medicine
- 8 Optometrists vs. Ophthalmologists
- 9 Otolaryngologists vs. Plastic Surgeons
- Part IV Defamation Disputes in the Field of Business
- 10 Infighting in the Hair Care Products Industry
- 11 A Policyholder Sues Her Insurance Company
- 12 An Employee Sues Her Employer
- 13 A Corporation Files a Lawsuit against Its Union
- 14 So Are We Making Any Progress?
- References Cited
- The Language of Defamation Cases
- Oxford University Press
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