Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics gets ready to host major international conferenceSeptember 6, 20212 min read
- The 15th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists will take place from the 13th – 15th September 2021
- The Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics (AIFL) is hosting the major event online
- Over 100 experts from around the world will speak across the three-day conference, including 15 from the AIFL
The Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics (AIFL) is getting ready to host the 15th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL).
The three-day event will run entirely online from Monday 13 September to Wednesday 15 September 2021. Over 100 experts will take part in total, with 15 from the AIFL including one of the world’s most experienced forensic linguistic practitioners Professor Tim Grant.
All presentations will be pre-recorded, with talks played out during the conference in parallel sessions and there will be opportunities for a live Q&A for each presenter.
Alongside this traditional schedule format, the presentations will be made available to watch after the conference to make sure participants from different time zones don’t miss out.
Professor Tim Grant, director of the Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics, said:
“We’re so pleased to be hosting the IAFL conference again.
“We last hosted it in 2011 and looking through the programme it is clear to see both the expansion of interest in forensic linguistics across the last decade and the progress that has been made in the discipline.
“It is going to be a really exciting event.”
Dr Tahmineh Tayebi, a lecturer in forensic linguistics at the AIFL, said:
“This year’s IAFL Conference, hosted by AIFL, is a truly international event.
“It is a meeting venue for researchers from literally every corner of the world to discuss some fascinating topics, ranging from analysis of police interviews and courtroom discourse to online crimes and cyberbullying.
“With its diverse research topics, the many languages explored and the variety of analytical approaches, the conference is testament to the fact that forensic linguistics is indeed a very active and popular line of research that never ceases to inspire.”
You can find out more about the event here.
Dr Tahmineh Tayebi Lecturer in Forensic Linguistics
She is interested in online offensive and abusive language and other similar phenomena, such as cyberbullying, trolling and hate crime.