Researching Forensic Linguistics: Approaches and Applications

Author:   Georgina Heydon
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9781138575998


Pages:   154
Publication Date:   30 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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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, 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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Author:   Georgina Heydon
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.526kg
ISBN:  

9781138575998


ISBN 10:   1138575992
Pages:   154
Publication Date:   30 May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

List of illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction Part I Language Crimes Chapter 1 Authorship Attribution Case File: Murder in Mackay Chapter 2 Legal Language Interpretation Case File: Solvency and Semantics Part II Police procedures Chapter 3 Police Interviewing: Questioning Strategies in UK and USA Models of Training Chapter 4 Lie Detection and Linguistics Chapter 5 Police Cautions and Comprehension Part III Legal Process Chapter 6 Anonymous Reporting of Sexual Assault: Assessing the Value of Online, Form-Based Reporting Chapter 7 Legal Investigative Interviewing: Questioning Strategies in Civil and Administrative Investigations Chapter 8 Access to Justice: Post-Colonial Language Attitudes Chapter 9 Generating Data for Forensic Linguistic Research Index

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It is altogether fitting and proper for experienced and knowledgeable scholars like Professor Heydon to share their expertise about how to solve human problems. And this is exactly what she does with numerous highly readable, evidence-based case studies that will surely inspire newcomers to enter this field while also supporting veteran linguists in our rapidly developing field of forensic linguistics. Although her book abounds with citations from linguistic theory and research, Professor Heydon still treats her readers to a fascinating tour of law cases in which linguistic rubber meets the realistic road of law. Roger W. Shuy, Georgetown University, USA


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Georgina Heydon is an Associate Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Australia) and President of the International Association of Forensic Linguists. She has published extensively on the discourse and conversational structures of police interviews and other forms of crime reporting. Associate Professor Heydon regularly delivers interviewing training to police and judicial audiences around the world and provides expert evidence in court cases involving language issues.

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