Language Markers of Deception in High-Stakes Settings? Evidence From Earnings Conference Calls

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Researchers analyze quarterly earnings conference calls critiqued for containing misleading content. The study aims to identify linguistic and vocalic characteristics of different types of statements. Results revealed that utterances related to company restatements had unique linguistic and vocalic features, indicating potential markers of deceptive language.

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Burgoon, J., Mayew, W. J., Giboney, J. S., Elkins, A. C., Moffitt, K., Dorn, B., ... & Spitzley, L. (2016). Which spoken language markers identify deception in high-stakes settings? Evidence from earnings conference calls. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 35(2), 123-157.