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Full Title: Language and Law in Social Practice

Short Title: LLSP
Location: Caserta, Italy
Start Date: 15-May-2014 - 17-May-2014
Contact: Girolamo Tessuto
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Meeting Description: We are pleased to announce the 3rd International Conference on Language and Law in Social Practice to be held at the Royal Palace of Caserta, National School of Public Administration (Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione - instituted by the Italian Council of Ministers), Italy.

Drawing on some of the topics and discussions covered in the 2nd International Conference (10-12 May 2012), this third symposium seeks to expand on the relationship between law and language by exploring the role of legal discourse in a wide array of social/institutional settings, where it is an integral and constitutive part of the ‘social practices’ manifested in different languages, cultures and societies. The understanding of legal discourses and practices includes not only the legal rules, institutions, and processes constructed as part of social structures and systems, but also their impact on other diverse social categories and values where the agency of language-discourse is involved in various aspects of social life. This broad understanding provides the analytical framework for a socio-critical interpretation and application of legal discourse practices and procedures relevant to the forms that legal language assumes in a variety of social realities and contexts.


Department of Law
Second University of Naples
Conference Chair: Girolamo Tessuto

Keynote Speakers:

The following keynote speakers have accepted the invitation to speak in the plenary sessions:

Prof. Vijay K. Bhatia
Emeritus Professor, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
President, Asia-Pacific LSP and Professional Communication Association

Prof. Jan Engberg
School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark

Prof. Giuliana Garzone
Department of Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Dr. Tim Grant
Director of the Centre for Forensic Linguistics, School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University, United Kingdom


Conference will start the early morning of the 15 and close at lunchtime on the 17.


The conference will take place at the Royal Palace of Caserta, National School of Public Administration (Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione), instituted by the Italian Council of Ministers, Rome.

Equipment and Other Facilities:

Conference rooms in the Royal Palace are equipped with microphone and video projector for PowerPoint (Windows) presentations. In addition to PowerPoint presentations, speakers should bring as many photocopied handouts as they think appropriate. Photocopying facilities are not available on the premises. Speakers and other conference participants will have access to Wi-Fi networking technology for wireless high-speed Internet connections.


Early-bird registration by 28 February: Euro 170
Standard registration by 31 March: Euro 200
Late registration: Euro 235

Registration fees include:

VAT 21%
Conference folder, including Book of Abstracts and Certificate of Attendance
Coffee breaks and buffet lunches
Wi-Fi facilities

Registration fees do not include the following optional activities:

Social dinner: Euro 50
Guided tour (to be specified later): Euro 15

Accompanying persons pay Euro 78 (includes coffee breaks and buffet lunch, social dinner, guided tour)
Other conference attendees (under/postgraduate and PhD students) pay reduced fees: Euro 70 (includes VAT, conference folder, coffee breaks, buffet lunch, Certificate of Attendance)

Method of Payment:

Bank draft to the following Conference Administrator:

Meeting & Words s.a.s
Banca della Campania, Maddaloni (Caserta)
IBAN: IT 10 V 05392 74890000000000166
Reason for payment: ‘erillconference2014’
Credit card: online
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Forensic Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Sociolinguistics; Translation
LL Issue: 24.4124

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