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FORSC 578 Forensic Linguistics

1 hours


An introduction to forensic linguistics and description of the main measurements values such as word length average, text length, etc. The limitations of text measurements are also outlines. Illustrations are given from actual forensic texts (e.g. Timothy John Evans and Susan Smith). The basics of forensic text transcription (as well as text care) are outlined. Examples will also be examined and analyzed for signs of textual forgery. The course will also include information and data on the statistical distribution of text.