Mar 01, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2020-2021 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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LING 219 - International Forensic Linguistics

Semester Hours: 3

Once A Year

This intensive week-long course provides students and professionals with a look at the application of linguistic theoretical tools to the analysis of an array of multilingual multinational real-world data sets relating to legal cases and issues. Languages include English, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Danish, and others depending on specific cases discussed. The cases demonstrate that forensic linguists must fully command the theoretical apparatus of the discipline—and call upon language-specific expertise—to be able to effectively apply it to forensic data for investigative purposes as well as to be able to clearly explain it to the Court, to testify and prior, to qualify under a Daubert, Frye, or other standard. The course will use data from actual cases from the instructors focusing on: murder, bribery, perjury, sexual misconduct, solicitation to murder, death threats, contract dispute, trademark, product liability, and deceptive trade practices.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
May not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. May be repeated once for credit when content varies. (Formerly LING 230 Multinational Investigatory and Litigation Applications of Forensic Linguistics)

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