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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.


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.

Attributing the Bixby Letter: A case of historical disputed authorship will be discussed by the CFL authorship group on Wednesday 13 April. See events for the abstract.

CFL has featured prominently in a report published by The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). Please visit the events  page for further information.

We have published a number of posters that members of the Centre have displayed at research events which details important cases that they have been involved in. Click here for more information.  

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