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Forum on language and the law: Non-native speakers of English in the legal system

In a society that is becoming increasingly linguistically diverse, the treatment of non-native speakers of English has become a high priority. This forum will introduce the audience to a relatively new branch of linguistics—forensic linguistics—that functions at the crossroads of language and the law, and will give special attention to the status of non-native speakers of English in the US legal system. The purpose of the forum is to initiate a dialog between linguistics experts and stakeholders, with a focus on three critical real-world concerns: non-native speakers’ comprehension of the Miranda rights, the quality of court interpreting, and linguistic discrimination in the workplace.

April 20, 2018
University of Utah
Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Bldg (CTIHB)

Room 109
Convened by Scott Jarvis, Chair, Department of Linguistics

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