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Full Title: Current Trends in Forensic Linguistics
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Start Date: 08-Nov-2013 - 08-Nov-2013
Contact: John Pollard
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lss/news/conferences-seminars/current-trends-in-forensic-linguistics/
Meeting Description: The Centre for Forensic Linguistics, Aston University, is proud to be
hosting a one day conference, Current Trends in Forensic Linguistics, as a
part the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2013. This year the Centre for
Forensic Linguistics marks its fifth anniversary and the conference will
exhibit its achievements since its inception, showcase the latest
developments in the field and further develop open dialogue between the
stakeholders and academics. Topics discussed will include authorship
analysis, linguistics of police interview, communication needs of litigants
in person and interpreting in court from leading practitioners, consultants
and academics.

The event is free.
A limited number of tickets is available on application to John Pollard.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Forensic Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 24.3404

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