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David Woolls is the author of the entry on Plagiarism in the Elsevier Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd Edition (2006).
He also has chapters in three international handbooks: Computational Forensic Linguistics: Searching for similarity in large specialised corpora in The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics (2010), Detecting Plagiarism in the Oxford Handbook of Language and Law (2012). and Computational forensic linguistics:Computer-assisted document comparison in The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics. Second Edition (2020)
He has a chapter on creating a Multilingual Parallel Concordancer in Multilingual Corpora in Teaching and Research (2000) Reviewed here, and Who wrote this? The linguist as detective in Introducing Applied Linguistics: Concepts and Skills (2009) (with Dr Alison Johnson of the University of Leeds).

In addition he has published papers in Forensic Linguistics: The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law (1998 and 2003), and in Studies in Bibliography (2001), on computer-assisted authorship identification of 18th century pamphlets, (with Professor Pamela Clemit of Durham University).

David has a BA(Hons) in Theology from Oxford University which he studied as a mature student after qualifying and practising as a Chartered Accountant in his twenties and prior to discovering programming and linguistics in his late thirties.