LING 016A. Forensic Linguistics


(Cross-listed as RUSS 016A)
This half-credit course provides an overview of linguistic approaches to the study of law and language. It combines a theoretical discussion of selected issues with practical analysis of texts. Written texts will be analyzed for their stylistic features, spoken texts will point out the interaction between discourse participants. The course will report on the findings of the newly developing discipline of forensic linguistics. At the end of the course, students will be able to understand the role of the emerging discipline of forensic linguistics as well as understand the specificities of various genres of legal English.
Humanities.
.5 credit.
Spring 2022. Yordanova.
Catalog chapter: Linguistics  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/linguistics


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