Forensic Linguistics- An Emerging Area in Law and Justice

  • Shriraj Dusane
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  • Shriraj Dusane

    Student at Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur, India

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Forensic Linguistics (FL) is a comparatively a fresh branch of applied linguistics which analyses various crossings between legal field and language. With the purpose for a just legal operative procedure, whosoever working in a legal process (police, advocates, investigating officers, judicial magistrates, and many more) has an advantage if they have definite consciousness of linguistic doctrines. The professional testimony of forensic linguist can help in recognition and understanding of probable clarifications or versions of its which else might have got overlooked. Forensic Linguistics helps to explore the clues, read between the lines, and predict the subsequent plot on basis of some written or spoken words. This research paper will dive one into the fascinating field of forensic linguistics. This study will discuss about is language truly significant, define different features in forensic linguistics and will discuss on if forensic linguistics is merely about law and language or is it applicable to different fields and areas. This research paper emphasizes an outline of the vast area of Forensic Linguistics and highlights various ways this discipline could aid to the judicial system. This discusses few legal cases and summaries the junctures between forensic linguistics and legal system. This research paper deliberates on forensic linguistics, its branches, historical development, procedures and methods, types of forensic texts, tools, practice of linguistic evidence in court proceedings, status of forensic linguistics in India and challenges and limitations in this ocean of forensic linguistics.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 5170 - 5179


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