It's not often that forensic linguistics makes the news. It's not nearly as sexy or yucky as the forensics that originates in the pathologist's lab or at the murder site.
"Maybe you already have some or all of the content of your speech, in the form of 'topics I want to discuss' or 'points I want to make.'
When does a lawyer need a linguist? As Roger Shuy, one of the most pre-eminent forensic linguists, has observed, the interpretation and application of the law are overwhelmingly about language