FORENSIC LINGUISTICS

LIN3FSL

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Forensic linguistics is where linguistic expertise, techniques and analyses intersect with legal processes. In this subject students explore a range of areas of law in which linguistics can contribute to evidence. In exploring topics such as author attribution, speaker identification and courtroom discourse, students learn about diverse linguistic methods and theory and their practical application to real world problems.


SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTonya Stebbins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

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Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAn introduction to forensic linguistics: Language in evidence (2nd ed.)PrescribedCoulthard, M., Johnson, A., & Wright, D. (2016).Milton: Routledge

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Independently apply elements of analysis discussed and rehearsed in class to novel data in short exercises

Activities:
Online workbook
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Evaluate the appropriateness of others forensic linguistic evidence and justify this view in writing

Activities:
Assignment 2
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Extend knowledge learnt in class by exploring an issue in detail and applying skills. Present in writing.

Activities:
Assignment 3
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

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