As a linguist “grammar-Nazi” helps to identify criminals on errors in speech
On account of Jon Olsson more than a dozen clearances, political and financial fraud and cases of the University’s plagiarism. He does so through linguistic analysis. In his new book, “More about savepicture” he shares the details of his method.
Savepicture easy, but it’s hard to hide
In any case, if your text or the text fell into the hands of such investigators as John Olsson, which account for more than a dozen clearances, political and financial fraud cases, the University’s plagiarism and even accusations of genocide.
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And all thanks to the small pieces of text, often do not even handwritten and typed on the keyboard and sent by e-mail or mobile app. Olsson analyzes not the handwriting, individual style of writing, which includes everything: the choice of certain words, and phrasing, and even how a person puts punctuation marks and capital letters.
This is not surprising: with the current abundance send text messages and publications in social networks each of us one way or another produced its own way of writing text message, which sometimes is not visible to us, but visible such as Olsson.
Olsson is the author of two books in which he recounts his method of determining the authorship of the text — “Savepicture: solving crimes through forensic linguistics” (Wordcrime: Solving Crime Through Forensic Linguistics) was published in 2009, and in August of this year in Britain, the light goes out its sequel: “Details kooperstein”.