Institute for Forensic Linguistics





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Welcome to the Institute for Forensic Linguistics

The Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics (AIFL) was founded in 2019. It is a substantial expansion of the former Aston Centre for Forensic Linguistics that was founded in 2008. The expansion was funded via a £6M investment including a £5.4M award from Research England’s Expanding Excellence in England (E3) fund. The aim of the Institute is to improve the delivery of justice through the analysis of language. We combine world-leading research and practice with teaching and training in forensic linguistics.


We regularly present research lectures at the Institute. Details can be found on the events page. We will shortly be publishing the research lecture schedule for January 2020.

A number of new researchers have joined the Institute. Find out more about their research interests by going to the People page.

The Institute is now running a visiting researcher programme to develop collaborations with external researchers both at a junior and more senior level with a view to produce specific outputs. Contact us on the Contact page for more information.

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