Andrea Nini

Andrea Nini

Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and Forensic Linguist, University of Manchester
United Kingdom

Andrea Nini is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Linguistics and English language at the University of Manchester, UK, where he teaches courses in forensic linguistics, stylistics, and statistics for linguistics. His specialisation is the analysis of linguistic data using computational methods, more specifically for the study of linguistic individuality and authorship analysis. He has published on authorship attribution of historical texts such as the Bixby letter and the Jack the Ripper letters and his PhD thesis was on the authorship profiling of malicious texts in forensic contexts. Andrea has also carried out research and published in other areas of linguistics, such as computational sociolinguistics and register variation. In addition to his academic work, Andrea offers consultancy as a forensic linguist to law firms and law enforcement agencies, predominantly in criminal cases involving documents of disputed authorship.