Forensic linguistics – radio debate

evidenceA few days ago a number of distinguished speakers debated the present and future for the field of forensic linguistics, on National Public Radio in the United States, on The Diane Rehm Show.

The guests were:

  • David Harris,  professor of law, University of Pittsburgh. Author of “Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Rejects Science“.
  • Larry Solan,  professor of law and director of the Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition at Brooklyn Law School.
  • Natalie Schilling,  associate professor of linguistics at Georgetown University
  • Jim Fitzgerald,  retired supervisory special agent for the FBI; criminal profiler and forensic linguist. Author of “A Journey to the Center of the Mind, Book I“.

You can listen to the discussion here.

A related New Yorker article from 2012, Words on Trial, is also included on the radio’s webpage.


Credit: Hat tip to Tim Grant for bringing the show to my attention.

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