A New Publication Project

The Institute for Linguistic Evidence, in support of its general membership TALE: The Association for Linguistic Evidence, launched new journal, with the first volume in December 2013.

LESLI: Linguistic Evidence in Security, Law and Intelligence provides high-quality, peer-reviewed articles for the linguistic, security, legal and intelligence communities.

LESLI is published by the University of Pittsburgh for the Institute for Linguistic Evidence. LESLI is completely open-source, with authors paying only page-formatting fees and readers paying no fees.

LESLI Editorial Board

Editor: Carole E Chaski, PhD
Institute for Linguistic Evidence, Georgetown, Delaware, USA
Syntax, Computational Linguistics, Language Variation, Forensic Linguistics Standards

Managing Editor: Open Position

Editorial Board

Josh Ard, JD, PhD
Law Office of Josh Ard PLLC
Williamston, Michigan, USA
General Linguistics, Elder Law

Sgt. Larry Barksdale, MS
University of Nebraska, Forensic Science Program
Lincoln Police Department (retired), Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Forensic Science, Law Enforcement, Security, General Linguistics

Ernest Brod, JD
Alvarez & Marsal, New York, New York, USA
Executive Security, Financial Investigations, Psychology of Language

Nan Decker, PhD
Logovista Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Computational Linguistics, Syntax, Automated Summary

Anders Eriksson, PhD
University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Speech, Speaker Identification, Phonetics

David Faigman, JD, MA
University of California Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, California, USA
Evidence Law, Science and Law, Expert Evidence

Dionysis Goutsos, PhD
University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Corpus Linguistics, Standards in Forensic Linguistics

David A. Harris, JD
University of Pittsburgh College of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Evidence Law, Criminal Law, Forensic Science

Mark Liberman, PhD
Linguistics and Computer Science Departments, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Linguistic Data Consortium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Computational Linguistics, Phonetics, Linguistic Data collection and Distribution

Alice B. Lustre, JD, LLM
California Department of Justice, San Francisco, California, USA
Criminal Law, Evidence Law, Science and Law, Prosecutorial Science

Philip T. Mellinger, MS
Trusted Knight Corporation, Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Intelligence, Security, Statistics, Malware

John Nerbonne, PhD
University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Computational Linguistics, Dialect Variation, Statistics, Text Similarity

James Polichak, JD, PhD
Polichak Legal Practice, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Cognitive Science, Intellectual Property Law, Trademarks

William Poser, PhD
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Computational Linguistics, Phonetics, Fieldwork

Carl Vogel, PhD
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Semantics, Logic, Computational Linguistics