The Aston Forensic Linguistic Databank (FoLD)


  • Marton Petyko
  • et al.


The Aston Forensic Linguistic Databank (FoLD) is a permanent,
controlled access online repository for forensic linguistic data. We broadly
understand forensic linguistics as any academic research with a potential to
improve the delivery of justice through the analysis of language. FoLD thus
comprises a wide range of datasets with relevance to forensic linguistics and
language and law, including commercial extortion letters, investigative interviews
in police and other contexts, legal documents, forum posts from far-right online
groups, and comment threads from political blogs. This paper outlines how FoLD
works and its potential impact on the general discipline of forensic linguistics.




How to Cite

Petyko, M. ., & et al. (2022). The Aston Forensic Linguistic Databank (FoLD). Language and Law / Linguagem E Direito, 9(1). Retrieved from