Alison Johnson https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/english/staff/77/dr-alison-johnson est spécialiste en linguistique forensique et analyse de discours. Elle va intervenir dans le cadre du séminaire de linguistique et elle va assurer des cours pour les étudiants de Master et de Licence :
Taking three case studies (CS), this paper identifies the contrasting and sometimes conflicting positions that researcher and expert inhabit alongside the legal and lay participants, tracing the ethical issues that arise and the questions raised for the various stakeholders. CS1 discusses police interview records with suspects, considering them as multimodal events that are monomodally represented and demonstrating what is currently lost in the record-making process. CSs 2 and 3 focus on my work as a forensic linguistic consultant, first in an appeal by an asylum seeker, and second in a blackmail case that focuses on the authorship of blackmail letters. The paper asks us to think about how a range of voices are articulated, performed, represented, privileged, silenced, merged, and manipulated in the legal process. Since advocacy itself is at the heart of the legal system, it also asks us to think about whose voice is actually heard in the legal system, in academia, and in society at large, building on ideas of voice and discursive practice from the work of Bakhtin, Bauman, Hymes and others.