Forensic Linguistics and Translation Forensic Linguistics and Translation

This course is aimed at professional translators, interpreters, legal and police professionals who rely extensively on linguistic knowledge in their investigative and data-gathering work.

The focus is on language in language-driven activities such as interpreting legal contracts, witness testimony and translation, and witness interviewing with interpreters. The aim is to point out the relevant contrasts between different languages that cause misunderstandings and problems in translation and to suggest ways in which professional practice and services can be improved. The course provides training in forensic and critical analysis of witness statements in different languages as well as using linguistic evidence for legal purposes in both criminal and civil cases.