First published in 2004, John Olsson's practical introduction to Forensic Linguistics
has become required reading for courses on this new and expanding branch of applied linguistics. This second edition has been revised and updated throughout, and includes new chapters on language in the justice system, forensic transcription, and expanded information on forensic phonetics. The book includes an appendix of forensic texts for student study, exercises and suggestions for further reading.
This unique, hands-on introduction to Forensic Linguistics, based on Olsson's extensive experience as a practicing forensic linguist, is essential reading for students, and researchers encountering this branch of applied linguistics for the first time.