Language Analysis for Determination of Origin (LADO) in asylum cases.
The Expert acts as an intermediary between people who need a language analysis or contra-expertise, on the one hand, and linguists on the other, from the moment of the request up to and including the completion of the report.
The Expert has been working on LADO for over 15 years, and has produced hundreds of linguistic expert reports for various governments as well as asylum seekers from the Netherlands and other European countries.
De Graaf, A. and van den Hazelkamp, C. (2006) Language analysis as a method to
determine national origin in asylum cases. Thema’s en trends in de Sociolinguïstiek,
Toegepaste Taalwetenschap in Artikelen (TTWiA) 76: 101–110.
Language and National Origin Group – LNOG (2004) Guidelines for the use of language analysis in relation to questions of national origin in refugee cases. The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law 11(2): 261–266.
De Taalstudio (2008) Presentation of the company at Workshop on Linguistic Analyses within the Asylum Procedure. July 23–24. Lausanne, Switzerland.
Verrips, M. (2006) Eliciting home-grown speech for language analysis: evidence from paired recordings. Sociolinguistic Symposium 16. July 6–8. Limerick, Ireland.
Verrips, M. (2010) Language Analysis and contra-expertise in the Dutch asylum procedure. The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law 17(2): 279–294.