Linguistics for Legal Purposes


This course exposes students to an array of legal matters where forensic linguistic science can play a key role and simultaneously introduces them to linguistic concepts, theories, and methods that can be differentially applied for a combination of forensic and legal purposes. Topics include trademark disputes, defamation suits, civil litigation, authorship identification, and linguistic evaluations of testimony presented during murder trials. Assignments will include the formulation of affidavits and the production of legal opinions derived from diverse linguistic analyses.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU BA; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC

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Linguistics for Legal Purposes
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