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3.03.311 Seminar: Forensic linguistics: authorship identification - Details
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Course number 3.03.311
Semester Sommersemester 2019
Current number of participants 3
Home institute Institute of Dutch Studies
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Wed , 03.04.2019 12:00 - 14:00, Room: A04 4-414
Lehrsprache englisch
ECTS points 9


Introduction, Authorship identification, Authorship attribution: syntactic features, Authorship attribution: stylistic features, Authorship attribution: combined approach, Native language identification, Nativelikeness in L2, Ultimate attainment in L2, Language attrition, Language Analysis for the Determination of Origin (LADO) - 1, Presentation of research proposals, Language Analysis for the Determination of Origin (LADO) - 2, Language Analysis for the Determination of Origin (LADO) - 3

Course location / Course dates

A04 4-414 Wednesday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 03/04/19) (13x)

Module assignments


This course will introduce you to the field of forensic linguistics. Forensic linguistics concerns itself with applying linguistic knowledge and methods to legal settings. It is therefore a very broad field which deals with issues like speaker identification, authorship attribution and profiling, plagiarism but also native language determination for asylum procedures, suicide notes, the authenticity of wills and fabricated evidence or manipulated transcripts of police interviews.
We will focus on selected topics within the field of forensic linguistics, namely authorship attribution, native language identification and native language determination. In doing so, we will look at linguistic theory and apply it to forensic settings, paying specific attention to scientific reliability.

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