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Letters had been “gone over backward and forward” to disguise handwriting, what does this mean? [closed]

He quickly realized that any attempt to identify the handwriting was pointless, as each letter had been gone over backward and forward repeatedly in order to disguise the hand. From Casebook of ...
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Flesch-Kincaid and Linguistics [closed]

I'm trying to place the Flesch-Kincaid grade level test in terms of a linguistic sub-field. Any ideas of what that sub-field would be? I'm thinking it might be forensic linguistics but I am very ...
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What parts of linguistics deal with the differences between text types?

There are different types of texts, for I stance: manuals short stories novels recipes love letters testaments contracts fines books for teaching children to read political speeches motivational ...
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Distinguishing inhalation and exhalation in Praat

How do I recognize and distinguish non linguistic inhaling and exhaling in the waveform or spectrogram? I can hear it in the signal but I want to write a script that recognizes inhalation and ...
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What statistical methods are appropriate to comparing e.g. VOT across different groups?

As part of forensic linguistics practice, I must assess the relative age of multiple individuals based only voice. One crucial variable is VOT, which is known to decrease with age. So, let's say ...
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What do harmonic-harmonic and harmonic-noise ratios have to do with voice pathology?

I was reading about spectral techniques to detect pathological phonation and came across the plan to establish relations between harmonic-harmonic and harmonic-noise ratios in for certain kinds of ...
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Aside from Praat, which are the professional options for speech analysis?

I'm working as a forensic linguist at an upcoming trial. No details to share, but I need something highly professional. Praat is obviously a fine speech analysis program (and I know it well from my ...
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What phonetic features are commonly used in forensic speaker identification and verification?

Speaker verification is the task of estimating how likely it is that two speech recordings come from the same speaker, while speaker identification tries to match a speech recording with one of a ...
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Efficient linguistic algorithms for detecting language of a website?

Some browser addons and web-services for website/dictionary translation sometimes offer a "automatic-language-detection" feature. This works more or less in my experience. There is probably a variety ...
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Is there serious scientific evidence/vindication for the “linguistic fingerprint” concept?

I was reading a BBC article about "linguistic fingerprints". In my opinion a quite interesting idea, but there seems to exist a dispute in linguistic scientific community according to Wikipedia, how ...