LIN 106 Linguistics and Law
Instructor: Gunlogson, C.
Course Work: regular homework assignments
Exams: Midterm & final. Final paper on a topic chosen by the student (w/approval from i
In this course we will examine the application of linguistic analysis to legal issues and practices -- a growing field known as forensic linguistics. Readings include a selection of cases in which linguists have served as expert witnesses, supplemented by study of the theoretical methods employed and the linguistic issues underlying them. in addition to considering expert testimony, we will also explore more general application of linguistic analysis to courtroom and investigative discourse. Emphasis is on understanding and assessing linguistic argumentation and its relevance in the domain of law.