Forensic Linguistics

I am a permanent resident of Philadelphia and an expert consultant in forensic linguistics

Co-Chair, with Diana Eades, of the international Communication of Rights Group (CoRG)

Publications

Pavlenko, A., Hepford, E., Tavella, C. & S. Mihalovic (2020) Everyone has the right to understand: Teaching legal rights to ESL students. TESOL Journal, 11, 4.

Eades, D. & Pavlenko, A. (2020) Transformando pesquisa em políticas: Novas diretrizes para comunicar direitos a falantes não nativos [Translating research into policy: New guidelines for communicating rights to non-native speakers]. In Celestino de Almeida, D., Coulthard, M. & R. Sousa-Silva (eds.) Perspectivas em linguística forense [Perspectives in forensic linguistics]. Campinas, SP: Universidade Estadual de Campinas.

Pavlenko, A., Hepford, E. & S. Jarvis (2019) An illusion of understanding: How native and non-native speakers of English understand (and misunderstand) their Miranda rights. International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, 26, 2, 181-207.  Winner of the 2021 AAAL Research Article Award

Pavlenko, A. (2017) Do you wish to waive your rights?: Emotions and decision-making in multilingual speakers. Current Opinion in Psychology, 17, 74-78.

Eades, D. & Pavlenko, A. (2016) Translating research into policy: New guidelines for communicating rights to non-native speakers. Language and Law/Linguagem e Direito, 3, 2.

Pavlenko, A., Eades, D. & M. van Naerssen (2016) Communicating Miranda rights to non-native speakers of English. The Champion (journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), vol. XL, n 3, p. 57.

Guidelines for communicating rights to non-native speakers of English in Australia, England and Wales, and the USA (2015)

Pavlenko, A. (2008) Non-native speakers of English and the Miranda warnings. TESOL Quarterly, 42, 1, 1-30. Winner of the 2009 TESOL Award for Distinguished Research.

Courtroom testimony as expert witness

People v. Iryn Myers, Bath, NY, February 2017 - Expert witness for the prosecution.

United States v. Dias Kadyrbayev, Boston, MA, April 2014 - Expert witness for the defense. For description of the case, see Pavlenko, A. (2014) A linguist’s foray into the 'real world': Why Dias Kadyrbayev was highly unlikely to understand his Miranda rights.

State of Delaware v. Irina Malinovskaya, Wilmington, DE, December 2005 - Expert witness for the defense. For description of the case, see Pavlenko, A. (2008) "I’m very not about the law part": Non-native speakers of English and the Miranda warnings. TESOL Quarterly, 42, 1, 1-30 (Winner of the 2009 TESOL Award for Distinguished Research).

Conferences and public events

Presenter at the video-recorded Language and Law forum, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2018

Organizer of the Multilingualism, forensic linguistics and law conference, Oslo, Norway, October 11, 2017