Forensic Linguistics: An Introduction To Language, Crime and the Law

Front Cover
Bloomsbury Publishing, Mar 31, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 288 pages
First published in 2004, John Olsson's practical introduction to Forensic Linguistics has become required reading for courses on this new and expanding branch of applied linguistics. This second edition has been revised and updated throughout, and includes new chapters on language in the justice system, forensic transcription, and expanded information on forensic phonetics. The book includes an appendix of forensic texts for student study, exercises and suggestions for further reading.

This unique, hands-on introduction to Forensic Linguistics, based on Olsson's extensive experience as a practising forensic linguist, is essential reading for students, and researchers encountering this branch of applied linguistics for the first time.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

1 What is Forensic Linguistics?
1
2 Previous authorship studies
17
3 Individuals and language use
25
4 Variation
33
5 Authorship comparison
41
6 Evidence in court
63
7 Nonauthorship cases
68
8 Authorship profiling
94
10 Veracity in language
110
11 Forensic text types
128
12 Forensic phonetics
155
13 Notes on forensic transcription
188
Appendices
195
Notes
244
Bibliography
246
Index
252

9 Plagiarism
100

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Since 1996, John Olsson has operated a world-renowned forensic linguistics consultancy and training service at www.thetext.co.uk. He is an Adjunct Professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University, USA, where he teaches forensic linguistics online. He is also Visiting Professor of Forensic Linguistics at the International University of Novi Pazar in Serbia where he runs an annual summer school in Forensic Linguistics, and is a board member of the Language and Law Centre at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, where he is also a visiting Professor.

Bibliographic information