Presentations

Peer-reviewed conference papers

2017

  • Wright, D., Betts, L., Harding, R., Peart, S., and Sjolin Knight, C. (2017) Understanding street harassment of children: identifying recurrent behaviours in a corpus of young people’s accounts of harassment. Paper presented at Corpus Linguistics 2017, University of Birmingham, 24-28 July 2017.
  • Wright, D., Betts, L., Harding, R., Peart, S., and Sjolin Knight, C. (2017). Investigating children’s accounts of street harassment. Paper presented at the 13th biennial International Association of Forensic Linguists Conference, Porto, 10-14 July, 2017.
  • Harding, R., Betts, L., Wright, D., Peart, S. and Sjolin-Knight, C. (2017) Street harassment experiences of children and young people: an inter-disciplinary, child-inspired, preliminary study. Paper presented at the Annual Social Policy Association Conference 2017, Durham University, 10-12 July 2017.
  • Betts, L., Harding, R., Peart, S., Sjolin Knight, C., Wright, D., and Newbold, K. (2017) Exploring Adolescents’ Reports of Street Harassment: Determining Commonalities in Experiences and Negative Emotions. Paper presented at Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting, Austin, Texas, USA, 6-8 April 2017.

2016

  • Wright, D., Johnson, A. and Woolls, D. (2016) Expecting the remarkable but finding the mundane: Unremarkable yet idiolectal ngrams as markers of authorship. Paper presented at Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, University of Murcia, Spain, 15-18 June 2016.
  • Johnson, A. and Wright, D. (2016) Business-only or business and pleasure identities? Constructing styles and stances in online email interaction. Paper presented at  Cybercrime: Language and Identity Online, Aston University, UK, 20 May 2016.

2015

  • Wright, D. (2015) Testing the theory of idiolect. Paper presented at BAAL 2015 Annual Meeting. Aston University, September 2015.
  • Wright, D. (2015) Corpora in court? A case for a corpus-based approach to forensic authorship analysis. Paper presented at Corpus Linguistics Beyond Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Applications. One-day symposium, University of Nottingham, 10th July 2015.
  • Wright, D. (2015) Size isn’t everything: Rediscovering the individual in corpus-based forensic authorship attribution. Paper presented at Corpus Linguistics 2015, Lancaster University, 21-24 July 2015

2014

  • Wright, D. (2014) “Idiolect and the uniqueness of encoding”: Twenty years of corpora and forensic authorship analysis. Paper presented at The Seventh Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) International Conference, University of Newcastle, 19-21 June, 2014.
  • Johnson, A. and Wright, D. (2014) Identifying idiolect in (forensic) authorship attribution: an n-gram textbite approach. Paper presented at Sociolinguistics Symposium 20, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 15-18 June 2014.
  • Johnson, A. and Wright, D. (2014) n-gram textbites in the Enron email corpus: Combining corpus-stylistic, computational, and case study approaches to authorship attribution. Paper presented at the Regional Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL), Sfax, Tunisa, 12-14 December, 2014

2013

  • Wright, D. (2013) A variationist approach to identifying idiolect for forensic linguistic purposes: An Enron email case study. Paper presented at UK Language Variation and Change Conference 9 (UKLVC), University of Sheffield, 2-4 September 2013.
  • Wright, D. (2013) Using corpora in forensic authorship analysis: Investigating idiolect in Enron emails. Paper presented at Corpus Linguistics 2013, Lancaster University, 22-26 July 2013.

2012

  • ​Wright, D. (2012) Existing and innovative techniques in authorship analysis: Evaluating and experimenting with computational approaches to ‘big data’ in the Enron Email Corpus. Paper presented at The 3rd European Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, University of Porto, Portugal, 15-18 October 2012.
  • Wright, D. and Gomez, A. (2012) Forensic authorship identification in globalised digital communities of practice: the theoretical and methodological implications of a sociolinguistic approach to analysing authorship in Enron emails. Paper presented at Sociolinguistic Symposium 19, Freie Universität, Berlin, 21-24 August 2012.
  • Wright, D. (2012) Specialised corpora in forensic linguistics: Comparing Enron email corpora in the investigation of idiolect for authorship identification. Paper presented at The Sixth Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) International Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, 21-22 June, 2012.

2011

  • Wright, D. (2011) Stylistic variation within genre conventions in the Enron corpus: developing a text-sensitive methodology for authorship research. Paper presented at the 10th International Association of Forensic Linguists Conference, Aston University, 11-14 July 2011.
  • Alison, J., Woolls, D. and Wright, D. (2011) Corporate voices? Tools and methods for author analysis in a business email corpus. Paper presented at the Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice Conference, Cardiff, 23-24 June 2011.
  • Woolls, D. Johnson, A., Wright, D., Dickson, W. and Saatchi, J. (2011) Winning words: A Lexical Anatomy of the 2010 British Election Debates. Paper presented at the 12th International Pragmatics Association Conference, University of Manchester, 3-8 July 2011.

Invited talks

  • Wright, D. (2016) Linguistic habits and idiolect: a collocational approach to forensic author identification. Paper presented at the Linguistics research seminar series at the University of Huddersfield, 3 February 2016.
  • Wright, D. (2015) N-gram textbites and author identification: A corpus approach to a forensic problem. Paper presented at the Corpus Linguistics Network talk series at the University of Nottingham, 9 December 2015.
  • Wright, D. (2014) Eventually the twain shall meet: Corpus linguistics and forensic linguistics. Paper presented at the University of Portsmouth, 6 March 2013.
  • Wright, D. (2013) A corpus-based genre-focused approach to identifying idiolect: Implications for forensic authorship analysis. Centre for Forensic Linguistics, Aston University, Birmingham, 13 March 2013.
  • Wright, D. (2013) Investigating idiolect through genre conventions: An email case study. Newman UniversityEnglish Seminar Series. Birmingham, 20 February 2013.
  • Wright, D. and Gomez, A. (2012) Openings, closings, polite requests and address forms in emails of Enron traders and lawyers. Paper presented at the 1st Inter-university PhD Seminar on Forensic Linguistics (University of Leeds & IULA/Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. March 2012.
  • Johnson, A., Wright, D. and Gomez, A. (2011) Authorship in Forensic Linguistics. Lecture given at Cardiff University, 23 November 2011.​

Hosted events

  • BAAL/Routledge Research Development Workshop 2016 ‘Language and identity in law and evidence’. Hosted at Nottingham Trent University, 19 September 2016. Co-organised with Dr Natalie Braber. Funded by The British Association for Applied Linguistics and Routledge.
  • ‘Sociolinguistics in forensic contexts: the language and the law’. Hosted at Nottingham Trent University, 16 November 2015. Co-organised with Dr Natalie Braber. Funded by the British Association for Applied Linguistics.

​Public Engagement and Widening Participation

​Based on the research on the Yorkshire dialect(s) undertaken for my MA thesis, I have given talks at two events that have aimed to translate this research to the local community:

  • Wright, D. (2013) Writing the Yorkshire accents: Spelling in Yorkshire dialect writing from the 1950s to now. Talk given at ‘Yorkshire Day’ event held at Headingley Library, Leeds, August 2013.
  • Wright, D. (2012) ‘There’s more’n just one dialect i’ Yorkshur’: the accuracy and motivations of accent representation in Yorkshire dialect literature. Paper presented at Meeting of the Yorkshire Dialect Society. University of Leeds. September 2012.