John Baugh, the Margaret Bush Wilson Professor in Arts & Sciences, began research for a new book on linguistic profiling as part of a scholar-in-residence program at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center on Lake Como in Italy.
Baugh’s project, titled “Linguistics in Pursuit of Justice,” will examine legal cases involving discrimination based on language use. His book will describe civil and criminal cases where linguistic identification and analysis were critical to a final legal resolution, including cases involving housing markets and hiring practices. The book is intended as a primer for nonspecialists who want to learn more about ways linguistics can be used to promote justice in various forms.
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