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Tammy Gales

Associate Professor

of Linguistics

Hofstra University, 

New York


(516) 463-5435



My interests cross the boundaries of language and the law, and forensic linguistics. In the former, I apply corpus linguistic methods to the interpretation of meaning in legal statutes and to disputed meanings in trademark cases. In the latter, I apply corpus and discourse analytic methods to the examination of authorial stance in threatening communications as well as other forensic contexts. I have trained law enforcement from agencies across Canada and the U.S. and have worked on criminal and

civil cases for both the prosecution and defense.