Tammy Gales

Associate Professor
of Linguistics
Hofstra University,
New York

Welcome! ​

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.