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FYI: 5th International Summer School, Forensic Linguistics

Author: Krysztof Kredens

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Forensic Linguistics

FYI Body: The Fifth International Summer School in Forensic Linguistic Analysis will take place at the University of Lodz from 7th to 11th September 2005. This five-day event will address subjects within the broadly defined discipline of forensic linguistics, including the structure of legal language, forensic authorship attribution, copyright issues, plagiarism and its detection, and forensic phonetics. Among the tutors will be world-renowned scholars in the field of language and the law and forensic linguistics, with Professor Malcolm Coulthard assuming the role of Director of Studies.

The Forensic Linguistics Summer School will immediately precede the conference 'Language and the Law 2005: East meets West' - see http://ia.uni.lodz.pl/linglex for details. You may like to know that FLSS students will be entitled to participate in the conference free of charge.

If you or any of your colleagues and/or students are interested in attending the Summer School, please register your interest by emailing Dr Krzysztof Kredens (kkred@uni.lodz.pl). Further details will be publicised as they are available.

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