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Forensic Linguistics: Overview

  1. Nicci MacLeod

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0427

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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MacLeod, N. 2012. Forensic Linguistics: Overview. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Broadly defined, “forensic linguistics” refers to the study of the interface between language and the law.


  • discourse analysis;
  • intercultural communication;
  • forensic linguistics;
  • interpretation