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The Forensic Authorship Analysis Roundtable goes viral

May 20, 2019 by

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If you can’t watch spectacular events live, the next best thing is to gather your friends, and watch them together on telly, which is how Eurovision parties came to exist (incidentally, Iceland was *robbed* this year). Manchet has just found out that the Forensic Authorship Analysis Roundtable was live-streamed at the Forensic Linguistics Laboratory of […]

Forensic Authorship Analysis Roundtable

May 14, 2019 by

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If you’re in Manchester, on top of your agenda tomorrow (15th May) should be the 1st Roundtable on Practices and Standards in Forensic Authorship Analysis. Here’s what we know about it. “The event, supported by the International Association of Forensic Linguists (https://www.iafl.org/) and hosted by the Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Manchester (https://www.digital-humanities.manchester.ac.uk/), […]

Martin Barry at LEL seminar

March 4, 2019 by

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Tomorrow’s seminar (5th March) is by Martin Barry, who will speak on: ‘The logic of the likelihood ratio: what can the forensic phonetician say to a jury?’ It will be at 4.15 pm in room A113 in Samuel Alexander. As usual there will be drinks afterwards and everyone is welcome to join us for dinner. Photo credit: […]

Multilingual Manchester launches forensic linguistic consultancy

January 2, 2019 by

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The Multilingual Manchester research unit is launching a forensic linguistic consultancy service – MLM Analysis. The service will initially specialise in language and analysis and counter analyses in connection with determination of origin in asylum applications, with a focus on Arabic and Kurdish, and is then planning to expand to other sectors, including other forms […]

Nini at LEL seminar

September 21, 2018 by

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you will have heard about Andrea Nini’s investigation of Jack the Ripper’s letters. However, with all the media frenzy around this case, it’s hard to know the hard scientific facts from fake news anymore. Enter the LEL Seminar Series, giving you a chance […]

Nini and Linguistics Postgrads investigate

August 25, 2018 by

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Andrea Nini works relentlessly to keep the Crime section of Manchet going. In his latest assignment, Andrea and his forensics team, including but not limited to: Fatma Hamaid, Jiaqi Zhang, Christoper Powell, Sarah Mahmood, Lisa Donlan, and Guadalupe Pulido Casas, investigate the case of John Titor. This case is unusual, as it involves not only […]

Andrea Nini, Dear Boss, and Saucy Jack

February 1, 2018 by

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The talk of the day is LEL’s very own Andrea Nini, who recently published an article on authorship analysis of some ‘Jack the Ripper’ letters. The news has gotten, to put it lightly, massive attention, as reported in the university of Manchester’s news letter: A researcher at the University has solved a mystery surrounding Jack […]