Dr. ALAN PERLMAN

Perlman Communications, Ltd.
127 Abel Rd
Rindge , IL 03461
Mobile: 603-899-3043
Office: 603-899-3043
Fax: 603-899-3043

Introduction

I am a professional linguist and communications consultant. I have been engaged in the field of forensic linguistics since 1979. I have a Bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Brown University and a Master’s and Doctorate in linguistics from the University of Chicago. I taught linguistics and English for 12 years. I have also taught graduate seminars in stylistics and in the structure and process of written language. My undergraduate and graduate studies included courses in the grammatical structure of English, a subject which I have studied intensively over the years and employed practically, as a writer; I have extensive experience, as a writing instructor, editor, and forensic expert, in trying to interpret written sentences texts whose meaning is indeterminate.

I have more than 25 years’ experience in preparing speeches and other forms of communication for senior executives of major corporations, including General Motors, Philip Morris, and Kraft Foods. I have written three books on effective communication and speech writing, including WRITE CHOICES: New Options for Effective Communication, which offers simple principles for the effective use of written communication. I am currently an independent linguistics and communications consultant specializing in forensic linguistics; my areas of expertise are plagiarism, copyright/trademark infringement, document authorship, and document interpretation. I have served as an expert witness in litigation in more than 20 jurisdictions, and I have provided expert advice to many private clients. A list of my expert engagements is available on request. My CV is available on my website, www.language-expert.net.


Areas of Expertise

  • Language & Linguistics

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: BA, MA, PhD -- linguistics
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: (1) Taught English linguistics at college/university level (13 years); taught graduate seminars in writing process and the anaysis of style.

(2) Presented numerous seminars on writing style and technique.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Approx. 150
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Identification of author of anonymous documents; analysis of meaning to determine copyright infringement; analysis of style and content to determine likelihood of plagiarism or forgery.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: approx. 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: approx. 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 12
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: March 2017
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 2
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 1
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 30
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, document analysis, report writing, deposition, testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: 375
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 375
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 475, plus travel and expenses, if any.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 475, plus travel and expenses, if any.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: All travel expenses to be estimated and paid in advance. Non-case-related time out of town: $100/hour for the business day. Travel time: $75/hour.


References

References upon request.