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Research in Forensic Speech Science - LAN00032M

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Paul Foulkes
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

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Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2020-21

Module aims

Knowledge and skills acquired in terms 1 and 2 are applied to the forensic domain, with a particular focus on the practices and problems of speaker comparison.

Further techniques for forensic speech analysis are introduced. Lectures and seminars take a largely case-based approach, drawing on authentic materials in order to illustrate professional practice.

The module will also survey current research in the field to provide specific grounding for dissertations.

Module learning outcomes

an understanding of the practical methods used in forensic speech analysis, particularly in speaker comparison, and their associated problems;

an understanding of the key research issues in forensic phonetics and acoustics;

an understanding of how to design research projects in the forensic domain;

practical experience of speaker comparison and other applications of phonetics and acoustics in the forensic domain.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
2000 word report
N/A 40
Essay/coursework
3000 word essay
N/A 60

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
2000 word report
N/A 40
Essay/coursework
3000 word essay
N/A 60

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