Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Forensic linguistics meets Hollywood

Did you see the movie The Informant! ? It looks real cute. I haven't seen it yet (is it even still out?), so I'm not sure if there's actually any forensic linguistics in the film itself, but you might find it interesting that a forensic linguist was hired as an expert consultant for the case in real life! By the defense.

And here's a snippet of what he had to say about the case:
In cases like this one there comes a point when you have to present the brutal truth to the retaining lawyers, to suggest that the best they can do is to try to get a good plea agreement, and to remove yourself from the case.

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