forensic linguistics

9.6.18

Forensic Linguist Says 'Lodestar' Can't Tell Us Who Burned Trump in New York Times Op-Ed

Guessing the anonymous author of the Trump op-ed in The New York Times based on the use of the word ‘lodestar’ is “entirely useless,” according to a forensic linguist.

4.9.15

​Forensic Linguists Use Spelling Mistakes to Help Convict Criminals

We talked to one of them about how a text message can give away a murderer.

1.14.14

The UK Is Deporting Somali Refugees to Kenya and Tanzania

The usual story is: put yourself in the hands of human traffickers, risking your life to travel thousands of miles—only to find your plea for asylum falling on deaf ears. You're either detained indefinitely or put on the next flight back to wherever it...