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Monday, July 23, 2012

Words on Trial: The New Yorker

What can "language detectives" contribute to solving "language crimes" (e.g., extortion, black-mailing, fraud)?


 In courtroom situations, how reliable are witness narratives? 

Who's the author of a note?
Can someone's writing style be distinctly recognizable?


How much does the meaning depend on our expectations?
Are these linguistics always right?
"Words on Trial: Can linguists solve crimes that stump the police?" --
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