Every year, thousands of asylum claimants seeking to find refuge from fear for life in a European Country, lacking passports or other means to substantiate their claimed residential history, are granted asylum with the help of dialect identification. The practice of dialect identification is also assumed to prevent fraudulent claims abusing a system designed for people in real need of protection.
Possibilities and challenges are discussed in Word of Mouth. BBC Radio 4’s weekly language series, takes a look at a different aspect of words, vocabulary and current issues in language every week. An edition on dialect identification in an asylum context will be broadcasted Tuesday, January 20 at GMT 4 p.m. Verified participates by giving the company’s working methods in linguistic origin identification. The programme has 4 million listeners.
For further information, please contact:
Per Lunqe, Press Officer
+46 (0)735 106010