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February 18, 2015: Language Detectives: Part II

What: EAC-BC monthly meeting
When: Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 7:00–9:00 pm
Where: Welch Room, 4th floor, YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver | map
Cost: Free for EAC members, $10 for non-members, and $5 for students with valid ID. Registration at the door.

Join in as Dr. Lorna Fadden takes us on a journey into the world of forensic linguistics. How do we know if someone understands their rights after they’re arrested? Can we demonstrate an escalation of threat in a series of letters? What does it mean to have a questionable confession? The intricacies of word choice and sentence structure, among other language features, can give us insightful clues into answering these questions.

Dr. Lorna Fadden teaches at Simon Fraser University, where she is also the First Nations Languages Coordinator. Her research is in the area of forensic discourse analysis, and she consults on criminal and civil cases involving language evidence.

Bonus! Enter the draw at the meeting for free admission to one of EAC-BC’s professional development seminars.

Editors’ pub night
No plans before the monthly meeting? Drop by for a pay-as-you-go meal or drink. It’s a great chance to meet, mingle, network, gossip, debate, or just plain catch up with other editors. Members and non-members welcome.
Where: Elephant & Castle, 385 Burrard Street (Marine Building)
When: Before each meeting, between 5:00 and 6:45 pm

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