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Forensic Linguistics to ID Op-Ed Author

The Washington Post

Dr. Rob Leonard, director of the Graduate Program in Linguistics: Forensic Linguistics, was interviewed by The Washington Post, the Associated PressInside Edition, CBSN, and Reuters TV about how forensic linguistics may help identify the author of the unsigned The New York Times op-ed who claimed to be part of a secret “resistance” inside the White House.

Choice of words and word patterns may all be helpful. However, Dr. Leonard explains words can also be manipulated to drive analysis in the wrong direction.

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