LINGUIST List 13.865

Thu Mar 28 2002

FYI: March LSA Bulletin, Forensic Ling Courses

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  1. LSA, March 2002 LSA Bulletin
  2. Janet Cotterill, Courses in Forensic Linguistics

Message 1: March 2002 LSA Bulletin

Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 16:18:22 -0500
From: LSA <>
Subject: March 2002 LSA Bulletin

The March 2002 LSA Bulletin is now available at the LSA website:
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Message 2: Courses in Forensic Linguistics

Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 15:33:38 +0000 (GMT)
From: Janet Cotterill <>
Subject: Courses in Forensic Linguistics


Forensic Linguistics is the study of language in
the legal and judicial system. Forensic linguists
work in three main areas:

The investigation of language crimes (eg
fabricated confessions, threat letters, suicide
notes, speaker identification, plagiarised texts)

The linguistic description of forensic genres 
(eg courtroom trials, police interviews, hostage
negotiations, emergency calls)

The reform of legal language (eg police caution,
jury instructions, warning labels)

We offer a number of opportunities for studying
Forensic Linguistics:

International Summer School in Forensic
Linguistic Analysis - 6 days, intensive (this
year to be held in Birmingham 15th ~ 20th
September 2002)

MA in Forensic Linguistics (subject to
validation) - 1 year, full-time

MA in Language and Communication Research,
specialising in Forensic Linguistics - 1 year,

Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Linguistics - 9
months, full-time

Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic Linguistics
- 3 months, full-time

Studentships or bursaries are sometimes available
for the MA in Language and Communication Research
and are available annually for the Summer School.

Details of all courses detailed above may be
obtained from:

Dr Janet Cotterill, Director of
Studies/Admissions Tutor
Centre for Language and Communication Research,
Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF10 3XB. United

Telephone: +44 (0) 2920 623285 
Fax: +44 (0) 2920 874242
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