My research is strongly oriented towards forensic linguistics. Within the Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics, I am based at the Centre for Forensic Text Analysis, where we focus on individual variation in language use in the context of forensic authorship analysis. Our main goals are to develop the notion of idiolect theoretically and empirically and to validate methods of authorship analysis in connection to a whole range of forensic tasks.
I am currently working on a project aimed at investigating genre effects regarding individual language use with Spanish data. The purpose of the study is to explore whether features of individual idiolectal styles are consistent across different contexts and modes of linguistic production.
I am also working on a PhD proposal dedicated to the discursive construction of sexual consent in various online communities, such as Pick-Up Artist (PUA) discussion forums.
MA Forensic Linguistics, Aston University
Sept 2019 - Oct 2020
BA Applied Linguistics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain)
Sept 2014 - Jun 2018
At the moment, I am collaborating with Dr Sheila Queralt and other Spanish-speaking forensic linguists as a research student at Laboratorio SQ-Lingüistas Forenses (Barcelona, Spain).
Additionally, I am also working with Dr Felicity Deamer in an attempt to take my MA thesis further. The project is dedicated to the investigation of linguistic self-portrayal among authors of suicide notes.
LinkedIn: Neus Alberich