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Forensic Linguistics


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Introduction; 1. Previous authorship studies; 2. Individuals and language use; 3. Evidence in court; 4. An authorship enquiry; 5. Sampling and authorship; 6. Single text enquiries; 7. Authorship profiling; 8. Detecting plagiarism; 9. Veracity in language; 10. Language in the justice system; 11. Forensic text types; 12. Forensic phonetics; 13. Forensic transcription; Appendix A: Exercises; Appendix B: Texts; Index.

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John Olsson is an Adjunct Professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University, USA where he teaches forensic linguistics online.


"John Olsson's Forensic Linguistics breaks new ground in forensic linguistics in measured but definite steps. Professional linguists and students alike will profit from a careful reading and lively discussion of Olsson's work." Professor Gerald McMenamin, Department of Linguistics, California State University, Fresno."

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