Estabilidad idiolectal a través de cuatro géneros de comunicación:aportaciones al análisis de autoría forense


Forensic authorship analysis is based on the assumption that each speaker has his or her own version of a language, or idiolect, whose linguistic features show a relatively stable recurrence (Coulthard et al., 2011). In linguistics, there is a great disparity between knowledge of the concept of idiolect and its study using empirical data (Barlow, 2013). In this cross-genre study, we fill in some of these gaps with data from written and spoken corpora of Mexican Spanish. By analysing word n-grams, we identify four areas of idiolectal stability in Spanish: evaluative language and expressions of quantity, deontic modality and epistemic modality. Our results show that grammatical constructions are useful in authorship analysis, considering the forensic context, combining linguistically reasoned analyses with quantitative tools. We also provide a linguistic analysis grounded on the usage-based construction grammar theory, which adequately accounts for the recurrent personal use of idiolectal constructions.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics
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College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Cyber Security Innovation (CSI) Research Centre
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > English Languages and Applied Linguistics
Additional Information: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License []
Uncontrolled Keywords: idiolect,forensic authorship analysis,Spanish linguistics,forensic linguistics,idiolectal variation,idiolectal stability
Publication ISSN: 2696-8908
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2024 07:22
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2023 15:19
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2023-06-21
Accepted Date: 2023-03-14
Authors: Mojedano Batel, Andrea (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-9028-8279)
Alberich, Neus
Kredens, Krzysztof (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-7038-9478)

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