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.