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Are you really Somali? Using language to determine country of origin

Michael Rosen on the use of language analysis to judge asylum seekers' country of origin when they are applying for refugee status in the UK. With linguist Laura Wright.

Michael Rosen examines the use of language analysis to judge asylum seekers' country of origin, when they've arrived in the UK with no documentation. Linguists can then be used to try and verify which country the person comes from, as they apply for refugee status. With linguists Laura Wright and Peter Patrick, and Lars-Johan Lundberg of Verified, the Swedish company that the Government uses to carry out the analysis.
Producer Beth O'Dea.

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