Expertise DescriptionI 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.
Areas of Expertise
Expert witness experience includes discourse analysis of text messages and statements, analysis of police interview, threat assessments of anonymous communications, and threat letters.
Expert has experience consulting on discourse analysis of stalking letters, child statements to police, and analysis of disturbing emails.
Professional experience includes being a Senior Lecturer of Linguistics, a Sessional Instructor, a Senior Linguist, and a Linguist.
The focus of my research is in the area of language in a social context.
|Ph.D.||Linguistics||Simon Fraser University|
|M.A.||Linguistics||Simon Fraser University|
|B.A.||Linguistics||Simon Fraser University|
Awards & Affiliation
|Robert Russel Family First Nations Graduate Award|
|International Association of Forensic Linguists|
|International Language and Law Association|
International Association of Forensic Linguists
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases