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Full Title: Forensic Linguistics: Foundations and Future Avenues

Short Title: FLFFA 2014
Location: Sfax, Tunisia
Start Date: 29-Apr-2014 - 30-Apr-2014
Contact: Takoua Becha
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://forensiclinguisticstunisia.wordpress.com/
Meeting Description: 'Forensic Linguistics: Foundations and Future Avenues' is a two-day International Conference on Forensic Linguistics/Language and the Law. It is hosted by the English Department at the Faculty of Letters and Humanities of Sfax, the Approaches to Discourse Laboratory, and the Research Unit in Obligations and Arbitration at the Faculty of Law, Sfax-Tunisia. The conference will take place on 29-30 April 2014. It aims to provide a forum for discussing the foundations of Forensic Linguistics and its future avenues in a dominantly Arabic environment.

Confirmed Plenary Speaker(s):

Professor Malcolm Coulthard (Aston University, United Kingdom)
Linguistic Subfield: Forensic Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.5303

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