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The Aston Forensic Linguistic Databank (FoLD)

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  • UserMartyn Petyko and Daniela Schneevogt (Aston University) World_link
  • ClockFriday 07 October 2022, 12:00-13:00
  • HouseVirtual (Zoom).

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The Aston Forensic Linguistic Databank (FoLD) is a permanent, controlled access online repository for forensic linguistic data. We broadly understand forensic linguistics as any academic research with a potential to improve the delivery of justice through the analysis of language. FoLD thus comprises a wide range of datasets with relevance to forensic linguistics and language and law, including commercial extortion letters, investigative interviews in police and other contexts, legal documents, forum posts from far-right online groups, and comment threads from political blogs. This talks outlines how FoLD works and its potential impact on the general discipline of forensic linguistics.


Dr Marton Petyko is a Research Associate at the Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics. His research interests cover corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and the study of various types of malicious communications.

Daniela Schneevogt is a PhD Researcher and Research Associate at the Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics. Her research focusses on issues related to child protection and crime prevention, and employs discourse analysis, corpus linguistics and NLP . Her PhD research investigates identity performance and naming practices on the dark web.

Topic: NLIP Seminar Time: Oct 7, 2022 12:00 PM London

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