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linguistic profiling

Syllabification: lin·guis·tic pro·fil·ing

Definition of linguistic profiling in English:

noun

The analysis of a person’s speech or writing, especially to assist in identifying or characterizing an individual or particular subgroup: linguistic profiling revealed that the bomber was probably an uneducated Southerner
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  • ‘One thing I didn't expect when I started this,’ he says, ‘is that linguistic profiling affects the deaf, and it extends to sexual orientation as well.’
  • ‘The linguistic profiling that is taking place does have direct educational consequences for the child,’ he adds - consequences that can affect their ability to later compete in the job market.
  • Studies of linguistic profiling began as the auditory equivalent of racial profiling.

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