Entry from US English dictionary
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
More example sentences
- ‘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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Syllabification: lin·guis·tic pro·fil·ing
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