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Dr. Robert Leonard Presents at UVA, Columbia and Stony Brook

Dr. Rob Leonard

Dr. Robert Leonard, director of the Graduate Programs in Forensic Linguistics, spoke on Friday, February 20, at the University of Virginia on the topic of “Words on Trial: Forensic Linguistics in Criminal, Civil and Intelligence Investigations.” He gave similar talks at Columbia University (his alma mater) on February 14 and at Stony Brook University on February 4.

Dr. Leonard was also asked by the television program Inside Edition to analyze speech patterns and sounds in the videos of the horrific beheadings by ISIS in Libya. Inside Edition wanted Dr. Leonard’s expertise to determine if it is possible that one of the terrorists in the videos has an American accent.


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