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Welcome to the Centre for Forensic Linguistics

The Centre for Forensic Linguistics at Aston University is the first of its kind in the world. We combine leading-edge research and investigative practice with teaching and training in forensic linguistics. Research at the Centre involves all aspects of forensic linguistics from how the police and the courts can best work with interpreters to the development and refinement of methods for identifying the author of disputed forensic texts. We have published widely and have lectured about our research in some 30 countries. Through high-quality research, we ensure that our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses, as well as our investigative work, have a solid academic foundation.


Registration for the 2019 annual CFL Symposium is now open here. More details (including the programme) are here.

Registration for the 2018 annual CFL Symposium is now open. Click here for details.

Larry Solan will be visiting the University on Wednesday 13th December. Details of the talk can be found on the events page.

Professor Tim Grant will be delivering his Inaugural Lecture, Anonymous is dead. Exaggeration, capability and instrusion in forensic linguistic investigation on Thursday 17th November 2016 at 18:30 in the Mike Wright Lecture Theatre. Click here to watch a recording of the video.

CFL's Nicci MacLeod and CFL graduate Rui Sousa Silva took part in the CEPOL (European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training) conference in Budapest from 5th-7th October.

Staff and students at CFL have been busy attending a number of conferences over the summer including the the International Summer School in Forensic Linguistic Analysis and the 2nd Asian Regional Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists. Please visit the events  page for further information.

Centre for Forensic Linguistics, Aston University, Birmingham, UK, 2018