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Language Policy

Language Analysis for the Determination of Origin

Current Perspectives and New Directions

Editors: Patrick, Peter L., Schmid, Monika S., Zwaan, Karin (Eds.)

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  • State-of-the-art developments in the new and growing field of LADO by the leading experts
  • In-depth focus on asylum processes across Europe, and groundbreaking legal decisions illuminated by lawyers and experts
  • An overview of current controversies among forensic linguists
  • Discusses the changing role of language expertise in asylum tribunals and government bureaux  
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This comprehensive, up-to-date volume reports on current practices and use of Language Analysis for the Determination of Origin (LADO). Readers will find chapters on how it is done, where it is used, how it is used, and learn about recent developments on the use of LADO reports in judicial practice, and current controversies in the field. LADO is a highly controversial topic, and a relatively new branch of forensic linguistics that is used by most European and some non-European governments. When asylum seekers cannot submit documentary proof of their origin, their language can be analysed in order to assess whether their linguistic profile is in accordance with their stated origin. Around 10,000 such language analyses take place annually. This volume is based on the series of meetings of the Language and Asylum Research Group held between 2010 and 2012 and convened by the editors, and offers a state-of-the art perspective from researchers, practitioners, policymakers and stakeholders working on or with LADO.

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“This is an important and much-needed book. Linguistic Analysis for Determination of Origin (LADO) is a highly-contested procedure, whether it is used positively to grant asylum or negatively to return asylum seekers to their (supposed) country of origin. In a succession of informative, eminently readable and tellingly illustrated chapters, the authors provide an impressively up-to-date overview of the field. Many chapters refer to the need to update the 2004 Guidelines for the Use of Language Analysis in relation to Questions of National Origin in Refugee Cases. This book would be an obvious starting point for any group charged with this task.” (Professor David Little, Fellow Emeritus, Trinity College Dublin)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-79003-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-79001-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language Analysis for the Determination of Origin
Book Subtitle
Current Perspectives and New Directions
Editors
  • Peter L. Patrick
  • Monika S. Schmid
  • Karin Zwaan
Series Title
Language Policy
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-79003-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-79003-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-79001-5
Series ISSN
1571-5361
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 271
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations
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