Academic Catalog 2018–2019

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ENG380 Language and the Law

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course offers a comprehensive account of the role of language in legal settings. It provides a theoretical and empirical approach to language in legal contexts such as legal and criminal investigations and courtroom proceedings. The principles of forensic linguistics are introduced in light of evidential texts/recordings. The course focuses on the use of a variety of linguistic tools varying from speaker’s/writer’s linguistic profiling to translation and interpreting.

Prerequisites: ENG102 and ENG213

Note: This course has been unavailable since 2016–2017.