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65. Can You Use Languages to Solve Crimes?


 
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1. Title Title of document 65. Can You Use Languages to Solve Crimes? - The Five-Minute Linguist
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Natalie Schilling; Georgetown University; United States
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Linguistics
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) introduction to language; introduction to linguistics; Linguistic Society of America; essays about language; what is language; what is linguistics
 
5. Subject Subject classification general linguistics
 
6. Description Abstract When there’s linguistic evidence at a crime scene, or when language itself constitutes the crime, linguists can use their expertise in the structure, meaning, and use of language to help investigators solve crimes. Forensic linguistics can involve author or speaker profiling, authorship attribution, and voice identification. While linguistic analysis of language evidence can be invaluable, forensic linguistics is not DNA analysis, and an individual’s distinctive linguistic patterns do not constitute a ‘linguistic fingerprint’. That being said, criminals still leave behind important language clues, and forensic linguistics can go a long way toward uncovering them.

 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 09-Jul-2019
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/38187
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.38187
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; The Five-Minute Linguist
 
16. Language English=en en
 
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