Forensic Linguistics Resources

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The following resources are just a select few of the growing literature and expanding FL community. These are meant mainly to introduce basic concepts, theories, and applications in the field and to direct you to areas you might be more interested in. Feel free to contact me for more information.

Useful Books:

  • Conley, J. M., O'Barr, W. M., & Riner, R. C. (2019). Just words: Law, language, and power. University of Chicago Press.

  • Coulthard, M., Johnson, A., & Susa-Silva, R. (2021). The Routledge handbook of forensic linguistics (2nd ed). Routledge

  • Coulthard, M., Johnson, A., & Wright, D. (2016). An introduction to forensic linguistics: Language in evidence. Routledge.

  • Gibbons, J. (2003). Forensic linguistics: An introduction to language in the justice system. Oxford: Blackwell.

  • Shuy, R. W. (1997). The language of confession, interrogation, and deception. Sage.

  • Solan, L. M., & Tiersma, P. M. (2010). Speaking of crime: The language of criminal justice. University of Chicago Press.

  • Tiersma, P. M., & Solan, L. (Eds.). (2012). The Oxford handbook of language and law. Oxford University Press.