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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.

Announcements

The second annual Centre for Forensic Linguistics Symposium will be taking place on 19th May 2017. See the events page on how to book your place.

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 for more details.

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.

CFL received a very positive mention on the floor of the House of Commons on 20th April. For further details including a video link and the link to the record in Hansard click here.




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