Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

E-mail this page

Conference Information

Full Title: Regional Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguistics IAFL 2014

Short Title: FLFFA 2014
Location: Sfax, Tunisia
Start Date: 12-Dec-2014 - 14-Dec-2014
Contact: Takoua Becha
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL:
Meeting Description: The theme of the conference is 'Forensic Linguistics/Language and the Law: Foundations and Future Avenues'. FLFFA 2014 is the first international conference on Forensic Linguistics/ language and the law to be co-sponsored by the International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL) in Africa and in
the Arab world. The conference is co-organized, under the aegis of the Doctoral School in Arts, Letters, and Humanities- University of Sfax, by:

The Laboratory on Approaches to Discourse, Faculty of Letters and Humanities &
The Research Unit in Obligations and Arbitration, Faculty of Law- University of Sfax---Tunisia.

This conference essentially aims at exploring the linkages between the linguistic code and the jurisprudential apparatus in terms of their shared potential for heuristic effort and manipulative uses. Certain ancillary objectives include:

(a) Examining the degree of theoretical autonomy in FL
(b) Assessing the contribution of FL achievements in terms of their utility as external and auxiliary source of judicial truth
(c) Discussing the universality of FL findings and the degree of culture-bound nature (e.g. to whatextent does witness vulnerability manifest itself evenly
across languages?)

Invited Keynote Speakers:

Professor Edward Finegan—University of Southern California, USA
Professor Ronald Butters—Duke University, USA
Professor Malcolm Coulthard—Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Professor Janet Ainsworth—Seattle University, USA
Professor Mounir Triki—University of Sfax, Tunisia
Professor Fatima-Zahra Lamrani—University of Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco

Other speakers will be announced once they have confirmed their participation.


The official languages of the conference are English, Arabic, and French.


The conference will be held at Golden Tulip Hotel ( The hotel is located in the heart of Sfax City. It’s a 5 minute walk from the railway of sfax and a 15 minute taxi/car ride from the Sfax-Thyna International Airport.

Accommodation and Transportation:

Follow this link: accommodation-transportation/
Linguistic Subfield: Forensic Linguistics
LL Issue: 25.2442

Calls and Conferences main page