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Language can aid in improving justice systems—linguistic experts

Language can aid in improving justice systems—linguistic experts

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LANGUAGE CAN be used to improve the delivery of justice in the Philippines and to uphold the citizens’ right to a fair trial, experts said. Through research and practice, forensic linguistics analysis could improve the study of language on equality and the administration of legal systems, International Association of Forensic Linguistics president Isabel Picornell said. “You (forensic linguists)...have the opportunity to improve the delivery of justice wherever you are, use forensic linguistics to improve good in the world, law, and language. The challenges are many, but the challenges are there to overcome,” Picornell said in an international conference held last Sept. 18. Eva Ng, a professor at the University of Hong Kong, noted that the right to have free assistance from a ...
ELSSOC explores Stylistics with academic experts

ELSSOC explores Stylistics with academic experts

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By: ARTHUR APOSTOL and JENNA PANDANAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE Studies Society (ELSSOC) revisited the importance and essence of stylistics in literature through their recent event titled “STYLE LANG!: A webinar on Stylistics” on Wednesday. The event highlighted three experts from different universities in Metro Manila who shared their own interpretations and ideas on Stylistics in different areas. Lalaine Yanilla-Aquino, a professor from the University of the Philippines College of Arts and Letters, discussed the basics of Stylistics and how it is applied in literature. Aquino explained how Stylistics can be used for identifying the authors of the piece and finding different meanings in a literary piece. “Some theories claim that meaning is inherent in the text, but some theorie...