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      July 11, 2013

      Thursday   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

      125 12th Street
      Oakland, California 94607

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      Forensic Linguistics: Law and the Science of Language

      Forensic Linguistics:
      Law and the Science of Language

      Speaker: Joseph J. Devney, M.A.

      Linguistics is the study of language and how it works. Forensic linguistics refers to
      the intersection of linguistics and the law.
      This 90-minute introductory program will describe several of the subdisciplines of
      linguistics and illustrate how they can be used in investigations and trials. The presentation
      will include real-life examples from both civil and criminal cases, and
      class participation. Applications of forensic linguistics include: anonymous texts,
      disputed contract clauses, trademark challenges, identifying falsified or fabricated
      texts, analyzing voice recordings—any case in which language is evidence.

      Joseph Devney holds a Master's degree in Linguistics from
      Georgetown University and a Certificate in Forensic Linguistics
      from Hofstra University, and has taught linguistics at Holy
      Names University in Oakland. He is a member of the International
      Association of Forensic Linguists.

      Who should attend
      Legal and law enforcement professionals who want a better understanding of what
      can be learned by analyzing written and spoken language.

      Date and time
      Thursday, July 11, 2013
      Registration 5:30 p.m.
      Program 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

      Alameda County Law Library
      125 Twelfth St. (at Oak St.)
      Oakland, California
      3 short blocks from Lake Merritt BART


      What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

      Street parking is available.

      By BART: Exit at the Lake Merritt station at 9th and Oak Streets. The Law Library is three blocks east of the BART station at 12th and Oak Streets and caddy-corner from the Rene C. Davidson Alameda County Courthouse.


      What can/can't I bring to the event?

      You may bring your own covered drink and/or snack to Conference Room 8, but no food in the rest of the library.

      Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

      Call the Law Library at 510-272-6483.

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