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Full Title: Special Session on Forensic Acoustics

Location: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Start Date: 02-Jun-2013 - 07-Jun-2013
Contact: Geoffrey Stewart Morrison
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://montreal2013.forensic-acoustics.net/
Meeting Description: Special Session on Forensic Acoustics
ICA 2013: 21st International Congress on Acoustics
165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
52nd Meeting of the Canadian Acoustical Association

Montréal, Québec, 2-7 June 2013

The session will include presentations on distinguishing between science and pseudoscience in forensic acoustics.

Speaker: Prof Francisco Lacerda, Professor in Phonetics, Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University
Topic: Voice-based lie detectors

Speaker: Dr James D Harnsberger, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Florida
Topic: Voice-based lie detectors

Speaker: Mr R Brent Ostrum, Senior Document Examiner, Science & Engineering Directorate, Canada Border Services Agency
Topic: A Canadian perspective on forensic science and pseudoscience

For more information see: http://montreal2013.forensic-acoustics.net/.
Linguistic Subfield: Forensic Linguistics; Phonetics
LL Issue: 23.4258

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