developed an interest in Forensic Linguistics during his undergraduate studies at Aston. He finished his Bachelor's degree in International Relations and English in 2011 and, after having done an MA in Translation Studies at the University of Bristol and worked in the UK and abroad, he returned to Aston to pursue a PhD. His research interests are authorship analysis and authorship profiling. He focuses on native language identification within the same language family, looking at the differences between the ways native speakers of Slavic languages (Russian and Polish) interact in English.
was awarded an LLB (Law) from King's College London in 1994. Following ten years as an advertising researcher and brand planner, he developed an interest in Linguistics firstly through teaching Legal English and Business Communication in the UK and Eastern Europe. A desire to broaden his knowledge of the interface between business, law and linguistics led him to study the Distance MSc in Forensic Linguistics at Aston University, from which he graduated in 2014 following a research focus on corpus linguistic approaches to trademark infringement. For his PhD, Olu is researching corpus-based methods for deception detection in a range of criminal and civil forensic contexts.
(2005) PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
has a PhD in Forensic Linguistics, and is also a barrister. She practised both civil and criminal law, and spent two years working in legislative drafting at the Parliamentary Counsel Office, Whitehall. Pursuing a long-standing interest in the language of legal contexts, she subsequently moved to the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, from where she received an MA in Applied Linguistics, before completing her ESRC-funded PhD thesis on police interview discourse and its roles in the judicial process. Her research interests include all aspects of language and the law, especially language as evidence. At Aston she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Forensic Linguistics, as well as pursues further research on police interviews.
(2000) PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
holds an MA (Distinction) in Forensic Linguistics from Cardiff University - where she was also awarded the Dell Hymes Commendation for Sociolinguistics - and a PhD from Aston University. She was employed as Research Fellow on the project 'Language and Linguistic Evidence in the 1641 Depositions' at the University of Aberdeen, before returning to Aston in 2010 as a Research Associate in the Centre for Forensic Linguistics. She has worked on projects in the areas of authorship analysis of short form texts, modelling online identities, and the BAAL funded Applying Linguistics to Police Interviewing. She is currently employed on the ESRC-funded project Assuming identities Online. Her research interests lie in the linguistic performance of identity and the manifestation of power through linguistic structures, particularly in legal and investigative contexts.
(1981) PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
came to CFL from the University of Porto with an interest in plagiarism. He studied cross-cultural attitudes to plagiarism and the detection where a translation might be claimed as an original work. He has returned to Porto to further develop forensic linguistics in the Portuguese context and language.
(1991) PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
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(2011) PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
"Doing a PhD in Applied Linguistics at Reading University was an extremely enriching and rewarding intellectual experience thanks to the academic community of the Department which offers remarkable support and inspiration. I benefited immensely from my supervisor's consummate expertise and the seminars and conferences included in the PhD programme. Although engaging in research is to a great extent a solitary pursuit, real scholarship thrives only in the context of a truly academic community of the standard I have found in Reading."