Northumbria forensic linguist Dr Nicci MacLeod recently gave evidence in a murder trial. She will be referring to this in her talk at an event on the 2nd of July.Continue reading “Forensic Linguistics and Prosecuting Rap”
We’re looking forward to next week’s linguistics research seminar (2pm Wednesday 3 April)
David Wright, from Nottingham Trent University, will be talking about a fascinating aspect of forensic linguistics. Here’s more information:
“She kept saying no but that didn’t stop me”: discourses of resistance in an online Pick Up Artist forum.
3 April; 2:00-3:00 pm; Lipman Building 121
This paper is a corpus-assisted discourse study of a dataset comprising 26-million-words taken from a popular and publicly accessible ‘Pick-Up Artist’ (PUA) online forum. The analysis of this data finds that the forum provides a unique communicative space in which discourses of sexual resistance and consent are regularly co-constructed in the posts made by members of the community. The discursive patterns identified offer a new perspective on the relationship between resistance and consent thus far explored by forensic linguistics, and suggest that while in the criminal justice system female victims are held to a standard of utmost resistance, what they can often face from assailants is non-relenting, abusive and utmost persistence.
There’s a campus map and directions to the campus here:
Exploring English Language: A study day at Northumbria University
Northumbria University City Campus
23 January 2019
9.30am to 4.30pm
If you are exploring aspects of English Language at school and would like to find out more about how they are studied at university, come along to spend a day working with leading experts on English Language at Northumbria University.
The topics we will explore include aspects of:
as well as some insights on what it is like to study English Language at university.
The event takes place in the Great Hall, Sutherland Building, on our City Campus in the centre of Newcastle on the 23rd of January 2019 and runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Each session will include interactive tasks and space for questions and discussion.
Our speakers include:
The event is free but places are limited so please book early by emailing: