Corpus approaches to forensic linguistics

Wright, D. ORCID: 0000-0003-2300-5915, 2021. Corpus approaches to forensic linguistics. In: M. Coulthard, A. May and R. Sousa-Silva, eds., The Routledge handbook of forensic linguistics. London: Routledge, pp. 611-627. ISBN 9780367137847

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This chapter explores the application of corpora and corpus linguistics in forensic contexts. It documents the use of corpus methods in the field, particularly the relatively slow uptake of such approaches, despite some of the earliest and most important work relying on such approaches. Using recent corpus studies as examples, it summarises the main benefits that large datasets and corpus linguistic techniques hold for forensic linguists. The main part of the chapter draws on three research case studies to highlight important considerations when building corpora for forensic linguistics and to demonstrate the ways in which established corpus techniques and methods can assist in the analysis of forensically-relevant language data.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Wright, D.
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: London
Date: 2021
ISBN: 9780367137847
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 13 Apr 2021 07:57
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2022 03:00

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