A blog for the Research Hub for Language in Forensic Evidence
Welcome to the Hub blog
This is the official blog for the Research Hub for Language in Forensic Evidence, a joint initiative of the Faculty of Arts and the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne.
About the Hub
In case you don’t know the Hub yet, you are welcome to read our story at our official website, which includes the following sections:
- How are language and speech used in forensic evidence?
- Why we need a Research Hub
- The Australian Linguistics ‘Call to Action’
- From a problem to a solution
You can find a video of the Hub Launch here.
Event Summary – Perspectives on Transcription in Criminal Justice (symposium)
The Research Hub for Language in Forensic Evidence recently took part in the Perspectives on Transcription in Criminal Justice symposium, which was held online on Thursday March 11. The event was run by the SILC team (Centre for Spoken Interaction in Legal Contexts) within the Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics. Around 130 people logged in to hear three scheduled talks, and …Thu 1 April, 2021
Debbie Loakes: My forensic origin story
How I became interested in Forensic Linguistics and Forensic Phonetics I studied my undergraduate degree in Linguistics at Monash University. I remember looking at the handbook (which was a huge printed document in those days!) and wanting to know more about forensic linguistics – curiosity about this subject is what got me into studying linguistics from the very beginning. I had …Thu 1 April, 2021
The Hub will be participating in a Frontiers Research Topic called 'Capturing Talk: The Institutional Practices Surrounding the Transcription of Spoken Language' with colleagues in the UK and the Netherlands. About the Research Topic Across a range of institutional settings, ‘practitioners’ and ‘professionals’ are eliciting and capturing spoken talk from ‘clients’ (Sarangi 1998), transcribing that talk, and later repurposing the transcripts in …Mon 1 March, 2021
Symposium: Perspectives on transcription in criminal justice
Thursday 11 March 2021 (morning in the UK, evening in Eastern Australia). A free online symposium examining the production and use of transcripts in criminal justice.Wed 24 February, 2021
A research hub is launched