This course explores the subject of forensic linguistics, and the intersection of language and the law. Topics to be covered include: (critical) discourse analysis, linguistic structures, syntax, lexical selections, pragmatics, and conversational analysis, among other foci. Throughout the semester, students will continually apply their understanding of linguistic principles and theories to authentic criminal and civil court cases. Some of the discussion and cases will focus on non-native speakers of English in the legal systemPrerequisite(s): APLING-MA students only. Department Permission Required.
Special Topics in Applied Linguistics
Monday, April 2, 2018 to Tuesday, June 5, 2018