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Title: Using language analysis in the determination of national origin of asylum seekers: an introduction
Contributor(s): Eades, Diana  (author); Arends, Jacques (author)
Publication Date: 2004
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Abstract: One of the newest areas of forensic linguistics concerns the use of 'language analysis' in the determination of the nationality of refugee claimants or asylum seekers (i.e. in testing their nationality claims). We first explain briefly in general terms how and why this language analysis is carried out; second, we review existing linguistic literature concerning such analysis; and third, we examine in more detail the steps involved in the language analysis of refugees to the Netherlands (claiming to be) from Sierra Leone. This article sets the stage for the more detailed studies found in each of the three subsequent articles, as well as the general guidelines on this issue recently developed by an international group of linguists.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, 11(2), p. 179-199
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1748-8893
Field of Research (FOR): 180119 Law and Society
180102 Access to Justice
200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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