LINGUIST List 32.1989

Tue Jun 08 2021

Confs: Applied Ling, Comp Ling, Forensic Ling, Text/Corpus Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 08-Jun-2021
From: Andrea Nini <>
Subject: 2nd Roundtable on Practices and Standards in Forensic Authorship Analysis
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2nd Roundtable on Practices and Standards in Forensic Authorship Analysis

Date: 07-Jul-2021 - 07-Jul-2021
Location: Online, United Kingdom
Contact: Andrea Nini
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Roundtable on Practices and Standards in Forensic Authorship Analysis, which will be held online at the University of Manchester on 7 July 2021.

The event, supported by the International Association of Forensic Linguists (, is aimed at moving the field of forensic authorship analysis towards standardisation in the practice by improving the dialogue between scholars with different approaches and from various disciplines. This event follows the 1st Roundtable, which was hosted in 2019 and can be watched at this Youtube address: .

This year’s event will is taking place online via Zoom. The event will also be recorded and uploaded on Youtube. The event is FREE to attend but participants need to register. To register for the event, please follow this link:

The organisers:
Dr Andrea Nini (University of Manchester)
Dr David Wright (Nottingham Trent University)

Program Information:

All times in British Summer Time / GMT+1

9.00 - 9.45 - Dr Shunichi Ishihara (Australian National University): “Estimating forensic likelihood ratios for linguistic text evidence with discrete models”
9.45 – 10.15 - Questions and roundtable discussion
10.15 – 10.25 – Break
10.25 – 10.45 – Dr Sheila Queralt (Laboratorio SQ - Lingüistas Forenses): “The challenge of measuring the impossible: Authorship attribution casework”
10.45 – 11.00 – Questions
11.00 – 11.20 – Dr James Tompkinson (JP French Associates): ''Understanding and expressing evidence in forensic speech science''
11.20 – 11.35 – Questions
11.35 – 12.00 - Roundtable discussion
12.00 – 12.30 – Lunch break
12.30 – 12.50 – Dr Lynn Anthonissen (University of Tübingen): ''Individuality in language: Patterns of variation and change in a network of early modern authors''
12.50 - 1.05 – Questions
1.05 – 1.50 – Dr Maciej Eder (Polish Academy of Sciences/Pedagogical University of Kraków): “Reliability issues in authorship attribution studies”
1.50 – 2.30 – Questions and roundtable discussion
2.30 – 2.45 – Wrap up and conclusions.

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