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October 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Linguistics Colloquium | Alumnus James Stratman on Forensic Linguistics, Oct. 25

 James Stratman, portrait

Dr. James Stratman

The Linguistics Colloquium series presents Ohio University alumnus Dr. James Stratman ’73 discussing “Forensic Linguistics” on Friday, Oct. 25, from 12:55 to 1:55 p.m. in Gordy 301.

A retired associate professor of communication studies at the University of Colorado Denver, Stratman earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO.

Stratman will receive the College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Award at a ceremony on Oct. 25.

Abstract: Forensic linguists study the interface between our ordinary understanding as non-lawyers and the way the law works with language, unfortunately often in very nontransparent ways. Linguists’ involvement is very critical to really make sure that justice is done and that parties in cases are treated fairly.  Dr. Stratman argues that there is a great social need for Forensic Linguistics.

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