Solving crime one word at a time. How forensic linguistics aids investigational and evidentiary cases
Forensic Magazine, September [>]
“This method is new, it’s something we tried and saw it worked very well for solving this particular problem.”

Non fu Lincoln a scrivere la celebre lettera a Lydia Bixby
Futuro Quotidiano, 29 August [>]

Abe Lincoln mystery ‘almost certainly’ solved using technique similar to one that unmasked JK Rowling
University of Manchester Press release, 20 July [>]
“Because of its shortness the Bixby letter presented many challenges, and we had to devise a completely new method to analyse it.”

From ‘God’ to ‘Bigly’: US Word Use on Twitter Mapped by UK Linguists
Sputnik, 08 February [>]
“The level of detail we have right now and the possibilities are unprecedented. Possessing all the data on the World Mapper on a country level, where we can go into minute detail, is everything a linguist dreams of”

Lost for words – Twitter posts highlight differences in American vocabulary
University of Manchester Press release, 25 January [>]
“The app has become an entertaining and innovative way to engage the public with language diversity and to encourage people to reflect on linguistic and cultural differences”

La mappa degli accidenti: Ecco l’America
La Lettura, Corriere della Sera, 22 January


La linguistica forense: l’analisi del linguaggio per risolvere crimini
Memori Mese. February [>]
“Una nuova area sviluppatasi negli ultimi dieci anni è la linguistica forense, ovvero l’applicazione della conoscenza teorica della linguistica per scopi di natura forense, come ad esempio l’aiuto nella fase investigativa o probatoria in un caso giudiziario in cui vi siano prove di tipo linguistico. Un esempio di tali applicazioni è il caso di rapimento relativo alla lettera ad inizio pagina”