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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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Program Name:

Forensic Linguistics (Forensic Linguistic Expertise)
Program Homepage: http://www.idec.upf.edu/master-in-forensic-linguistics
Institution: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Address: Balmes 132
City: Barcelona
Zip/Postal Code: 08008
State/Province: Catalonia
Country: Spain
Contact Person: Fernando Burgos

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Phone: (+34) 93 542 26 39
Linguistic Subfield(s): Forensic Linguistics
Other Program Specialties: Forensic phonetics,
Detecting plagiarism
Determining authorship
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): Spanish
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: This programme comprises three postgraduate courses:

- Forensic Phonetics (February 2013)
- Authorship Determination / Attribution (April 2013)
- Plagiarism Detection (June 2013)

The courses can also be taken independently. This postgraduate programme is part of the MA programme in Forensic Linguistics, together with the postgraduate programme on Forensic Linguistics (Legal and Judicial Language).

The MA Forensic Linguistics is a two-year programme and it trains linguists as forensic experts in the three main areas of specialisation in forensic linguistics (Language and the law, language and the judicial process and language as evidence).
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