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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 ...
Influence of language in law is evident – linguists

Influence of language in law is evident – linguists

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THE DISCIPLINES of law and language found themselves at a crossroad as international forensic linguists highlighted the influence of language in the application and interpretation of law. International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL) Secretary Isabel Picornell said forensic linguistics plays a role in the justice system as “linguistic communication is the very thing that makes us human,” during the 2nd Asian Regional Conference of IAFL, themed “Forensic Linguistics/ Language and Law: Contexts, Issues and Trends.” Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, the conference’s keynote speaker, said that language plays an important role on the decision of judges. “I would say as a jurist that forensic linguistics is the analysis of language to aide in the dispensation of justice.” “...