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I have over 40 years experience in forensic linguistics. My expertise includes: forensic linguistics, forensic stylistics, text encoding, clinical linguistics, linguistic variation, sociolinguistics, document examination, Spanish linguistics, language, and disputed authorship. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 10 years experience in the field of Forensic Linguistics and Sociolinguistics with expertise in investigative interviews, prosody, discourse analysis, sociolinguistic profiling, English syntax grammar, language, quantitative and qualitative analyses, the information structure of it-clefts, wh-clefts and reverse wh-clefts in English. Additional knowledge in Lexicography, and Concept-based software programming for natural language processing; semantic and syntactic template creation; semantic domain specific research; and software testing and evaluation of linguistic accuracy. I have over 5 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have a Ph.D. in Linguistics and 30+ years of experience in assisting attorneys, other legal professionals, and private clients. Areas of expertise: (i) authorship: analysis of the syntax, word choice, spelling, punctuation, rhetorical strategies, and other features of anonymous, disputed, or forged documents (including texts, chat transcripts, e-mails); expert opinion on authorship and/or characteristics of author. (ii) document interpretation: Analysis of and expert opinion on the meaning of words, phrases, clauses, paragraphs, etc., in legal, personal, and commercial communication. (iii) plagiarism: comparison of source and client’s work to determine plagiarism, in both fiction and non-fiction (usually academic works). (iv) copyright/trademark infringement: expert opinion on originality/genericity and protectability of particular trademark, slogan, brand name, or other material.