Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Forensic Linguistics

Module Q1085

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module learning outcomes

Critically appraise different linguistic approaches to authorship attribution and identification of deception.

Describe the dynamics of interactions in police interviews/courtroom discourse with reference to pragmatic and narrative features.

Discuss the ways in which particular social groups may be linguistically disadvantaged by the structure of courtroom discourse.

Identify the linguistic features which contribute to a perception of complexity in legal language.

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
ReportA2 Week 1 40.00%
EssayT2 Week 4 30.00%
EssayT2 Week 8 30.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterWorkshop2 hours000000000011
Spring SemesterSeminar2 hours111111111100

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