04Dec 2019
16:15 - 18:00

Englisches Seminar, Grosser Hörsaal

Guest lecture / Talk

Casework as a Consulting Forensic Linguist

Prof. Dr. Tim Grant (Aston University)

Tim Grant is one of the world’s most experienced forensic linguistic practitioners and his case work has involved the analysis of abusive and threatening communications in many different contexts including investigations into sexual assault, stalking, murder and terrorism. In 2019 he was award a Commendation by the UK National Crime Agency for his part in the investigation that led to the arrest and successful prosecution of Matthew Falder. He has provided evidence for both prosecution and defence in criminal cases, in commercial arbitration disputes and in civil cases involving discipline and dismissal of staff and copyright infringement and plagiarism.   In this talk he will discuss how linguistic descriptive skills and theories can be applied to forensic texts and contexts to assist in investigation and provide evidence in Court.

To attend, please send a registration email to daria.dayter@unibas.ch before November 27.



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