|M. Teresa Turell impartirà la conferència inaugural del 32è Congrés Internacional de l'Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos (AEDEAN)|
El dia 13 de novembre M. Teresa Turell impartirà a la Universitat de les Illes Balears la conferència, The task and role of the forensic linguist in giving evidence , a la sessió inaugural del 32è Congrés Internacional de l'Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos (AEDEAN).
In many countries around the world Forensic Linguistics is now a well defined, well established discipline, which seeks to uncover and establish the existing interplay between linguistic and legal issues. One of the many areas studied by Forensic Linguistics has to do with the use of linguistic evidence within diverse public contexts and professional settings in order to identify speakers and writers of a specific linguistic variety or register by looking at their idiolect, sometimes also referred to as style. Forensic linguists work with the assumption that language provides oral and written information of several kinds. This linguistic evidence can be used in forensic speaker identification and authorship attribution contexts and can help a court understand what an oral or written text says and who the author of that text is.In this presentation I will outline the underlying principles and concepts, and the methodology used by linguists to approach the data involved in speaker identification and linguistic profiling, authorship attribution and plagiarism detection, in order to understand the task and role of the forensic linguist. I also hope to be able to explain in these contexts how it is possible to present linguistic evidence clearly and reliably to a jury if expert witnesses are allowed to do so.
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