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LINGUIST List 17.2517

Thu Sep 07 2006

FYI: New Masters Program in Forensic Speech Science

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        1.    Susan Pintzuk, New Masters Program in Forensic Speech Science

Message 1: New Masters Program in Forensic Speech Science
Date: 07-Sep-2006
From: Susan Pintzuk <sp20york.ac.uk>
Subject: New Masters Program in Forensic Speech Science

New MSc in Forensic Speech Science

In October 2007 the University of York will launch a new MSc program in
Forensic Speech Science.

The program is both theoretical and practical, providing a thorough
grounding in the application of linguistics, phonetics and acoustics to
criminal investigations. The focal areas of study are speaker
identification, analysis of questioned utterances (determining what was
said on problematic recordings), speaker profiling, and voice line-ups.

Students will gain direct experience of analysis of criminal speech
recordings, and will also undertake research in speaker identification.

The program is delivered in conjunction with one of the world’s leading
forensic speech laboratories, JP French Associates (www.jpfrench.com).
Students will have the opportunity to work closely with members of the
laboratory during the taught and research components of the MSc, and
through visits to the laboratory.

The MSc is aimed at
(1) students with a background in phonetics, acoustics or sociolinguistics
who are considering doctoral research or careers in fields such as speech
technology or the law;
(2) professionals who encounter spoken materials in criminal contexts,
especially those engaged in the law, government and law enforcement work or
branches of forensic science.

Both full-time (12 months) and part-time options (24 or 36 months) are
available. For further details on the program and information on how to
apply, please see www.york.ac.uk/depts/lang/forensic/index.html

Contact details:

Dr. Paul Foulkes
Department of Language and Linguistic Science
University of York
YO10 5DD
e-mail: pf11york.ac.uk

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics

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