Researching Forensic Linguistics: Approaches and Applications

1st Edition

Georgina Heydon

Routledge
May 30, 2019 Forthcoming
Textbook - 176 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138575998 - CAT# Y382696

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Summary

Researching Forensic Linguistics is an informative hands-on guide to conducting research in forensic linguistics that can underpin legal and justice practices and address social justice problems involving language.

Georgina Heydon takes readers step by step through the research process using case studies that draw on different types of forensic and legal language data such as police interviews, anonymous reports of sexual assault, threatening letters and justice stakeholder interviews. Each chapter is framed by a language problem arising from either forensic linguistic case work or a key issue in language and the law. Up-to-date research methods in forensic linguistics are presented, including authorship attribution using online corpora, practice-based linguistic analysis and experimental techniques. 

This is an ideal companion for linguists who want to apply their skills to a forensic setting, for practitioners in the legal and justice fields seeking to understand how linguistic analysis can support their work, and any student undertaking research in forensic linguistics within English language, linguistics, applied linguistics and legal studies.

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