Linguistics for Legal Purposes

John Baugh is Margaret Bush Wilson Professor in Arts and Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis and Professor Emeritus of Education and Linguistics at Stanford University. Baugh is a sociolinguist and his recent scholarship has been devoted to legal applications of linguistic research. He is perhaps best known for analyses of Linguistic Profiling, where housing and employment discrimination were detected based on accent discrimination. His newest book is titled Linguistics in Pursuit of Justice (Cambridge UP).