Forensic Linguistics 3: Methods of Authorship Analysis


Course Objective

Intended learning outcomes:
•Students can give an overview of and explain the research done in
authorship analysis.
•Students can compare different kinds of methods that have been
discussed in the literature and reflect on how these might complement
one another.
•Students can, based on their extensive knowledge of research done in
authorship analysis, select and apply the best method(s) given a
specific authorship case and identify what research still needs to be
done, i.e. identify what gaps there are in our fundamental knowledge.
•Students can present the results of authorship analyses in the proper
form of a written report such that non-linguists can understand the
analyses and results.

Course Content

In this course we will examine different kinds of authorship questions
that linguists can (and cannot) answer. We examine different methods
that are currently used to analyze the authorship of texts (such as
police records, emails, text messages). Qualitative, quantitative, and
computational methods will be covered. Students will study and discuss
the literature reporting on different methods of doing authorship
analysis and get hands on experience in doing authorship analysis

Teaching Methods

Weekly seminars

Method of Assessment

short assignments (such as reflection papers and presentations) and 2


Articles and chapters TBA.

Target Audience

Students of the Research Master Humanities (Linguistics).

General Information

Course Code L_AAMPLIN016
Credits 6 EC
Period P5
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator dr. F. van der Houwen
Examiner dr. F. van der Houwen
Teaching Staff dr. F. van der Houwen
dr. R. Morante Vallejo

Practical Information

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Teaching Methods Seminar
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