2019 Randall, J. How Just is Justice? Ask a Psycholinguist. In Grammatical Approaches to Language Processing – Essays in Honor of Lyn Frazier. Carlson, K. C. Clifton, Jr., & J.D. Fodor (eds.) Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics, Springer, NY, 275-308.
2017 Randall, J., Y. Xu, K. Fiallo, & H. Emerson. Improving Jury Instructions: The Effect of Linguistic and Procedural Factors. Proceedings of the American Psychology-Law Society Annual Meeting. Seattle.
2015 Randall, J. Improving juror comprehension: Reading while listening. LSA Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts, 1–5. Online: https://dx.doi.org/10.3765/exabs.
2014 Randall, J. Tackling “legalese”: How linguistics can simplify legal language and increase access to justice. Language Use & Linguistic Structure (Olomouc Modern Language Series), Olomouc, 231-46. Online: https://dx.doi.org/10.5507/ff.14.24440606.
Selected Presentations [Slideshows are available by request]
2018 Randall, J., A. MacNeal, H. Emerson, K. Fiallo, S. Laureano & Y. Xu How Just is Justice? Ask a Psycholinguist. [Poster] Lynschrift18, an Homage to UMass Linguist Lyn Frazier. Amherst, MA.
2018 Randall, J., A. MacNeal, Y. Xu, H. Emerson, & K. Fiallo Jargon and justice: Using linguistics to improve legal language. [Poster] Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City.
2017 Randall, J., A. MacNeal, H. Emerson, K. Fiallo, S. Laureano & Y. Xu Beyond undergraduates: Strengthening psycholinguistic studies – and their impact – using MTurk. [Poster] Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Austin.
2017 Randall, J. One Talk: Three Ways. Boston U. Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA.
2017 Randall, J. The preponderance of the WHAT? Legalese, meet Linguistics. The Syntax of Justice Conference. Northeastern U. School of Law, Boston.
2017 Fiallo, K., A. Jones, Y. Xu, A. MacNeal, M. Monjarrez, R. Smith, F. Reis, & J. Cherry “Sounding” Black: Legal Implications of Linguistic Profiling. The Syntax of Justice Conference. Northeastern U. School of Law, Boston.
2016 Randall, J., Y. Xu, K. Fiallo, A. MacNeal, H. Emerson, & S. Laureano “The preponderance of the WHAT?”: Factors in the comprehension of jury instructions. [Poster] Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Boston.
2016 Randall, J. Research: 3 Ways. Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
2015 Randall, J. & K. Fiallo “What was that again?” Getting your message across to jurors: What does linguistics tell us? American Society of Trial Consultants Annual Conference. Nashville.
2015 Randall, J., L. Graf & N. Clarke Improving juror comprehension: reading while listening. Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting Portland, OR.
2014 Randall, J., L. Graf, B. Kim, A. McPherson, L. Nguyen, E. Steyngrob & T. Zhang Psycholinguistics meets “legalese”: Improving courtroom verdicts in Massachusetts. Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis.
2014 Randall, J. “What was that again?”: instructing a jury in plain English. Flaschner Judicial Institute, Boston, MA.
2013 Randall, J. Plain English Jury Instructions for Massachusetts: First Steps. Forensic Linguistics Session, Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston.