Publications

Publications

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

[in press] Fiallo, K.,  A. Jones,  Y. Xu,  A. MacNeal, M. Monjarrez,  R. Smith,  F. Reis, & J. Cherry  “Sounding” Black: Legal Implications of Linguistic Profiling. Northeastern University Working Papers in Linguistics Vol. 4.  Northeastern U.,  Boston.

2017  Randall, J., Y. Xu, K. Fiallo, & H. Emerson.  Improving Jury Instructions: The Effect of Linguistic and Procedural FactorsProceedings 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. [slideshow]  Boston U. Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA.

2017   Randall, J.  The preponderance of the WHAT?  Legalese, meet Linguistics.  [slideshow]  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.  [slideshow] 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.  [slideshow]  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?   [poster] American Society of Trial Consultants Annual Conference.  Nashville.

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. [slideshow] 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.