Forensic Linguistics

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Anything you write can be used against you - to the point where a few written paragraphs can reveal your identity! This is possible through authorship analysis, also known as forensic linguistics.

Are you an avid true crime fan? Then this is just the episode for you since we will discuss one of the most famous criminal cases in FBI history, which happens to involve the use of authorship analysis. What methods are used by forensic linguists?

For some hands-on insight on the real work of a forensic linguist, we will talk to Dr. Sabine Ehrhardt, who works at the Federal Criminal Police Office in Germany.

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