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An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence

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From the accusation of plagiarism in The Da Vinci Code, to the infamous hoaxer in the Yorkshire Ripper case, the use of linguistic evidence in court and the number of linguists called to act as expert witnesses in court trials has increased rapidly in the past fifteen years. An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence provides a timely and accessible intr ...more
Paperback, 237 pages
Published January 29th 2008 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2007)
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Easy to read and engaging, with lots of text samples, although the authors' usage of certain terms didn't always line up exactly with what my lecturers were describing as standard. For a book describing itself as an "introduction" I felt like it occasionally glossed over a new concept -- nothing I couldn't work out from the context, just not as explicit as I normally expect from an introductory text. This was, however, pretty rare, and I expect you wouldn't notice these moments if you had any ba ...more
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