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Forensic Linguistics: Discovering Deception and Fraud
Sometimes just a small sample of your language--spoken, typed, recorded, or even in a short email--can single you out as the originator. Because our language can identify us, characterize, categorize, or even betray us, recent years have witnessed the growth of a science or discipline called "forensic linguistics." Our language can apparently also contain hints, not just about identity, but about motive and intent, veracity or duplicity, guilt or innocence. Join us with Dr. William G. Eggington, from the Department of Linguistics and English Language, to find out just who might be trying to deceive you.—Original airdate: 11/17/2008

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