Alison May

Alison May

Lecturer, Leeds University
United Kingdom

Dr. Alison May's research is in corpus-based forensic linguistics, language in legal settings. Her work draws on and informs pragmatic, discourse, and interactional sociolinguistic theory. She is an active member of the International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL) and the International Pragmatic Association (IPrA) and an editor of The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law. Her research interests are in police interviewing and contemporary and historical courtroom discourse, authorship analysis, and plagiarism. Her PhD was on the pragmatics of questions in police interviews. She is co-author of An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence (2007; 2017) and co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics (2010, 2020).