The Aston Forensic Linguistic Databank (FoLD)

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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 paper outlines how FoLD works and its potential impact on the general discipline of forensic linguistics.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLanguage and Law/Linguagem e Direito
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 3 Apr 2022


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