Forensic Linguistics Links

Welcome to the forensic linguistics links section of the All About Forensic Science Website. For each forensic linguistics related information resource featured below, a brief description will be given along with a direct link to the website in question.

Centre For Forensic Linguistics

The Centre for Forensic Linguistics at Aston University is the first of its type in the world. It combines leading-edge research and investigative forensic practice with postgraduate teaching and professional courses.

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 writer of disputed forensic texts. Members of the Centre have published widely and lectured about their research in some 30 countries.

Click Here To Visit The Centre for Forensic Linguistics Website.

International Association of Forensic Linguistics

The International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL) is an organization which primarily consists of linguists whose work involves them in the law. In addition to linguists, others, particularly members of the legal profession, are also welcome to apply for membership. Aims of the IAFL include:

Furthering the interests of linguists engaged in research on the development and practice of forensic linguistics;

Disseminating knowledge about language analysis, and its forensic applications, among legal and other relevant professionals around the world;

Drawing up a Code of Practice on matters such as giving evidence in court, writing official reports etc;

Collecting a computer corpus of statements, confessions, suicide notes, police language, etc., which could be used in comparative analysis of disputed texts.

Click Here To Visit The International Association of Forensic Linguistics Website.

Institute For Linguistic Evidence

The Institute for Linguistic Evidence was founded in 1998 by Dr. Carole E. Chaski as a non-profit, scientific research organization and soon thereafter granted 501(c) 3 status by the United States Internal Revenue Service. The Institute, also called ILE, conducts pioneering research and development for methods of handling language as evidence and providing validated, tested and proven methods for answering forensically significant questions.

Click Here To Visit The Institute For Linguistic Evidence Website.

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