Linguistics

Series

Manhunt: Unabomber


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This miniseries tells the story of the FBI’s hunt for the Unabomber in the 1990s. Agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerld, a fresh-faced criminal profiler with the agency, faces an uphill battle in tracking the infamous criminal but also has to fight against the bureaucracy of the Unabom Task Force (UTF), of which he is a part. Although Fitz pioneers the use of forensic linguistics, others in the UTF dismiss his maverick ideas and new approaches. Ultimately, though, his new techniques help him identify and capture the Unabomber. Available on Netflix.

Books

Words that work | Frank Luntz


Frank Luntz is a political strategist and researcher in language and linguistics. He is best known for working with communications within the American Republican Party. Luntz believes that a politician who are weak things in the first 60 seconds will have to fight for the next 60 minutes to recover. In the book, he shares ten rules for effective communication.

A “Brief” of the book can be read here.