Talk by: Dr. Basim Jasim, University of Mosul, Iraq
as part of the Fall 2011 MENAS colloquium series
Friday, August 26th, 3-4pm in Marshall 490
Language crimes are those crimes whose mere writing or uttering of specific words is sufficient to be considered as offences having criminal intent and in which the language is the major source of incrimination unless the contrary is proved. This talk attempts to shed light on the nature of these crimes in Iraq with special reference to the realization of these crimes in the Arabic context. It also accounts for the possible contribution of forensic linguistics in providing insights to detect these crimes.