Linguistics And Socialinguistic Expert 449123 BC

Expertise Description

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.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

Expert witness experience includes discourse analysis of text messages and statements, analysis of police interview, threat assessments of anonymous communications, and threat letters. 

Consulting Experience

Expert has experience consulting on discourse analysis of stalking letters, child statements to police, and analysis of disturbing emails.

Professional Experiences

Professional experience includes being a Senior Lecturer of Linguistics, a Sessional Instructor, a Senior Linguist, and a Linguist. 

Relevant Experiences

The focus of my research is in the area of language in a social context.


Ph.D.LinguisticsSimon Fraser University
M.A.LinguisticsSimon Fraser University
B.A.LinguisticsSimon Fraser University

Licenses Certifications

Awards & Affiliation

Robert Russel Family First Nations Graduate Award
International Association of Forensic Linguists
International Language and Law Association

Primary Affiliation

International Association of Forensic Linguists

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases