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.
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.