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Forensic speaker comparison

Date Submitted: 18-Mar-2008
From: Lindy Rescorle
Subject: Forensic speaker comparison
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Institution/Organization: J P French Associates

Notice: We have been asked to carry out some speaker comparison work in a criminal case. The speech in the recordings is in Sylheti Bengali. We require the assistance of a qualified phonetician/linguist to assist us in this analysis with the relevant expertise, preferably a native from Bangledesh. If you feel you can help us we would be grateful if you could contact us setting out your relevant experience.