In its broadest sense, “forensic linguistics” covers all areas where law and language intersect:
Legislation; comprehensibility of legal documents; analysis and interpretation of legal texts; legal genres; history of legal languages; legal discourse; multilingual matters in legal contexts; discourse analysis of legal resources; language and disadvantage before the law; language minorities and the legal system; language rights; power and the law; intercultural matters and mediation in legal contexts.
Interviews with vulnerable witnesses; communicative challenges of vulnerable witnesses; police interviews; investigative interviewing; language testing of asylum seekers; bilingual courtrooms and second-language issues; courtroom interpreting; courtroom interaction; courtroom translating; courtroom language; police language; prison language; language addressed to judge and jury in common and civil law courtrooms.
Authorship analysis and attribution; plagiarism; speaker identification and voice comparison; compiling corpora (statements, confessions, suicide notes); computational author identification or profiling; consumer product warnings; language as evidence in civil cases (trademark, contract disputes, defamation, product liability, deceptive trade practices, copyright infringement); dialectology and sociolinguistics; semantics; pragmatics and speech act analysis.
Practice and ethics of expert testimony; presentation of linguistic evidence; linguists as expert witnesses; teaching/testing of forensic linguistics/language and law; language education for law professionals.
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: Just out: "Perspectivas em Linguística Forense", Almeida, D., Coulthard, M. & Sousa-Silva, R. (Eds.). Available for download: https://bit.ly/lingforenselivro - @daycelestino @timgrant123 @NixxiJ @carolhagemeyer @DrLizCarter1 @j_p_paduaCandice Majewski@CandiceMajewski
Can you help the cops write like the bad guys on the web so you can’t tell the cops from the bad guys? (Last book) https://twitter.com/CandiceMajewski/status/1261011803468967941
Can you describe your research using only words of one syllable? https://twitter.com/thecopperdoctor/status/1260945553459945473
Out now: my paper ‘The discursive construction of resistance to sex in an online community’ published in Discourse, Context & Media.