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On completion of this module, students should be able to:
Describe and reflect on the notion of "language crimes" and "hate speech."
Critically evaluate a range of limitations relating to the presentation of linguistic evidence in a legal setting.
Identify and describe the challenges faced during trademark disputes and the collection of voice description testimony in a legal context.
Analyse written texts using basic authorship attribution techniques.
Apply analytical tools/theories from other areas of language and linguistics to forensic linguistic data.
Create a poster or oral presentation to describe the use of forensic linguistics or forensic audio analysis in a real-life criminal case.
The following topics will be addressed in this module:
Language attitudes and bias in a legal context
Translation and intercultural communication in a legal context
Authorship attribution analysis
Presenting linguistic evidence in a legal context
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: VLE work||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: essay-based discussion||Week 8||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: essay||Week 5||n/a||Graded||No||
|Presentation: oral presentation or poster||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
All group and individual assignments that are submitted during the term will be returned to students with comments. In addition, comments will be provided to the whole class on commonly occurring issues via the Bright Space announcement function and orally in class. Students will also be encouraged to raise issues on assessment in tutorials or office hours. The aim is to help students identify where and how their work can be improved moving forward.
|Dr Sarah Kelly||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|