Consideration of guidelines for earwitness lineups


  • Harry Hollien University of Florida



Earwitness lineups, voice parades, speaker identification.


This presentation is part essay and part report. In the first instance, the responsibilities and challenges faced by forensic phoneticians who attempt to deal with the earwitness problem are addressed. The report, in turn, involves a description of the progress being made by a committee on earwitness identification which was appointed by the International Association of Forensic Phonetics in response to their obligations in this regard. The two will be combined here into a single effort.

Author Biography

Harry Hollien, University of Florida

HARRY HOLLIEN received his BS and MED from Boston University and an MA and PhD from the University of Iowa. He is Professor of Linguistics, Speech and Criminal Justice and Founding Director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Communication Processes, University of Florida. Currently, he is President of the International Society of Phonetic Science and was the first president of the American Association of Phonetic Sciences. He is the author of over 250 major publications; one of his two books is The Acoustics of Crime (New York: Plenum).



How to Cite

Hollien, H. (2013). Consideration of guidelines for earwitness lineups. International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, 3(1), 14–23.




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