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Gossip

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posted on 07.04.2016 by Jessica Robles
Gossip is a form of casual interpersonal conversation in which interlocutors discuss and assess nonpresent others. This article outlines a definition of gossip, attitudes toward gossip, research on gossip, social incidence and organization, and societal impact and future research directions.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction

Citation

ROBLES, J., 2015. Gossip. IN: Tracy, K., Ilie, C. and Sandel, T. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction, Oxford: Wiley, pp 1-6.

Publisher

© Wiley

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

01/03/2015

Publication date

2015

Notes

This paper is in closed access.

ISBN

9781118611463

Language

en

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