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Dr. Timothy Habick, Ph.D
Reasoning, Inc.
Forensic Linguistics
1341 Gilbert Road
Meadowbrook PA 19046
USA
phone: 215-275-5388
Reasoning, Inc. provides expert testimony for DEFAMATION and other cases. Reasoning, Inc. is a group of doctoral-level linguists and logicans with superior understanding of all aspects of language. Our specialties include defamation and other language-intensive issues. We do linguistic and logical analyses of publications, newspapers, books, letters, interviews, advertisements, manuals, contracts--to identify meanings, inferences, innuendoes, bias, actual malice, damage to reputation, similarity to other documents, copyright infringement, plagiarism, breach of contract, authorship, and fraud.

As a specialist in educational testing, Dr. Habick provides expert testimony on educational practices related to fairness, bias, psychometrics, and flawed test questions or testing programs.

Dr. Habick provides Linguistic Analysis of news reports and other communications and in assessment of Violations of Legal, Ethical, and Professional Standards.

Dr. Habick testified as an expert witness in linguistics in the U.S. District Court, Trenton, in The United States of America v. Tyshon Bey.

Dr. Habick performed linguistic analyses on defamation and trademark cases for Pisanelli-Bice, Las Vegas; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, Tampa; Haines & Associates, Philadelphia; and Seed Intellectual Property Law Group, Seattle.

Reasoning, Inc. also provided expert testimony on unfair testing, grading, and educational practices for Seals v. State of Mississippi et al.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Libel
  • Defamation
  • Slander
  • Trademarks
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Logical Analysis
  • Logically Flawed Argumentation
  • Plagiarism
  • Education
  • Educational Examinations
  • Bias and Fairness
  • Psychometrics
  • Authorship Identification
  • Interpretation of Contracts
  • Taped Conversations
Professional Affiliations
American Dialect Society (ADS)
International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL)
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Alan Perlman
President and CEO
127 Abel Rd
Rindge NH 03461
USA
phone: 603-899-3043
fax: 603-899-3043
Forensic Semantics: Analysis of and expert opinion on the meaning of words, phrases, clauses, paragraphs, etc., in legal, personal, and commercial communication (e.g., interpretation of contracts, wills, prenuptial agreements, laws and regulations; trademark/copyright infringement).

Forensic Stylistics: Analysis of the syntax, style, word choice, spelling, punctuation, rhetorical strategies, and other features of anonymous, disputed, or forged documents (including e-mails); expert opinion on plagiarism, authorship and/or characteristics of author.
10/21/2014 · Linguistics
Perhaps 25% of the cases I handle involve the authorship of anonymous, disputed, or forged documents. The client wants to know who's writing those nasty, threatening emails or letters. I typically ask the client for writing samples from the suspected author. Sometimes there's more than one suspect, and I have to decide which of them may be the author of the anonymous document(s).

1/29/2014 · Linguistics
There are many different kinds, dozens of areas of emphasis. Ultimately one becomes one's own kind of linguist, depending on where one's interest and preferences lead.

12/26/2013 · Linguistics
A forensic linguist must be exquisitely sensitive to nuances of text. Where a synonym exists, the very choice of each word represents a decision on the part of the author. Superimposed upon that is the way the word is spelled, abbreviated or capitalized. Truly, a text is a tangle of choices.

All of a sudden, it seems, the search term Plagiarism Rand Paul gets over 40 MILLION Google hits. But the charge is somewhat bogus.

6/21/2013 · Linguistics
I advertise myself (accurately) as a "linguistics expert" so I sometimes get questions about language usage.

9/30/2011 · Linguistics
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.

8/9/2011 · Linguistics
"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.'

6/17/2011 · Languages
'Perfect phrases' is quite an ambitious claim. How perfect are the phrases in this book?

6/17/2009 · Linguistics
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

Alan M. Perlman, PhD
Any successful leader will tell you: Giving a strong presentation is the most immediate and powerful way to set goals, form strategies, and sell your vision-to both internal and external audiences. This book not only tells you how to plan and deliver your address, but also provides phrases for every part of the speech or presentation. Organized by speech type and audience, you'll be walked through the beginning, middle, and end of a speech, giving you effective phrases to use.
Alan M. Perlman, PhD
Endorsed by the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International -- this book is written by an expert speechwriter whose eloquent voice leads readers through the difficult process of writing a great speech.