Related Areas and Specialties

  • Harry Hollien
Part of the Applied Psycholinguistics and Communication Disorders book series (APCD)


Who knows how many areas within the extensive rubric of forensic communication relate functionally to forensic phonetics. Certainly, there are several; I do know that the four I have selected to review in this chapter overlap my specialty areas and do so to a substantial degree. They include (1) language analysis for forensic purposes (both spoken and written language are included), (2) psychoacoustics and the related area of audiology, (3) the pirating of audio- and videotape recordings and (4) the area of computer crime. These four topics will be discussed in the order of descending relevance to forensic phonetics. I will include a few references for each so you can read further if you find that particular topic to be of interest to you. Please note however, that my descriptions will be a little superficial. After all, the areas discussed are somewhat tangential to the basic focus of this book; moreover, each is worthy of its own text. However, I hope that I can provide you with some insight as to their dimensions and boundaries—and, especially, how they interface with forensic phonetics.


Tape Recording Computer Crime Stylistic Analysis Videotape Recording Code Switching 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harry Hollien
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  1. 1.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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