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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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FYI: LESLI Volume 1, Issue 1, 2013

Author: Carole E Chaski

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Cognitive Science

FYI Body: LESLI, Linguistic Evidence in Security, Law and Intelligence, is an interdisciplinary journal for linguists, computer scientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, attorneys, law enforcement, security executives, and intelligence analysts. As the journal of the Institute for Linguistic Evidence and its membership TALE, The Association for Linguistic Evidence, LESLI provides a forum to present rigorous research, requests for research, and policy discussions.

Linguistic Evidence in Security, Law and Intelligence Volume 1, Issue 1 has been published and can be accessed online at



This issue contains:
- Research articles on deception detection in written statements, interrogation/dialogue, and the virtual world, and a new study of false confession and the use of incriminating evidence.
- Policy paper on progress in speaker identification, with comments on the Trayvon Martin case.
- Resource essay on software for collecting forensically feasible, ground truth data from the web.


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