“Wasn’t me, I swear on me mum!” - How to spot the bad guy with the help of forensic linguistics

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January 31, 2018

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Alina Thorsten and Fabio, « “Wasn’t me, I swear on me mum!” - How to spot the bad guy with the help of forensic linguistics », Language matters!, ID : 10670/1.x7m16c


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Think of your favourite crime series on TV. Almost always there’s the sharp-witted introvert guy with curly hair who seemingly draws the clues from out of nowhere. Will Graham in Hannibal. Sherlock in - well - Sherlock. The guy that girls secretly like best. What if I told you that you can be that guy? Here’s what you should study: Forensic linguistics. It is a special subfield within linguistics and a rather exciting one as you will see in this post! The word ‘forensic’ is derived from Latin...

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