LINGUIST List 14.1147

Mon Apr 21 2003

FYI: Workshop on Corpora;Summer School/Forensic Ling

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  1. jms, How to use Corpora in Language Work
  2. jcotterill, International Summer School in Forensic Linguistic Analysis

Message 1: How to use Corpora in Language Work

Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 10:26:49 +0000
From: jms <jmstwc.it>
Subject: How to use Corpora in Language Work


How to use Corpora in Language Work 

Date: 26-MAY-03 - 29-MAY-03
Location: The Tuscan Word Centre, Italy
Contact: John Sinclair
Contact Email: jmstwc.it 
Meeting URL: http://www.twc.it

Linguistic Sub-field: Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

This course is designed for people who study languages either
academically or professionally, and who see the need to understand the
value of text corpora in their work. With its multilingual focus it is
particularly suitable for translators, lexicographers and language
teachers. This is a last call for participants in the two TWC courses,
May 19th-22nd and May 26th-29th; there are still a few places
available. Please e-mail me directly if you are interested;
jmstwc.it. Details of the courses are on the website
http://www.twc.it

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Message 2: International Summer School in Forensic Linguistic Analysis

Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 07:36:17 +0000
From: jcotterill <jcotterillyahoo.com>
Subject: International Summer School in Forensic Linguistic Analysis

International Summer School in Forensic Linguistic Analysis 
Date: 04-Jul-2003 - 08-Jul-2003
Location: Sydney, Australia, Australia
Contact: Marilyn Washbrook
Contact Email: m.c.washbrookbham.ac.uk 

Linguistic Sub-field: Forensic Linguistics 

Meeting Description: 
The workshop is a five-day course which provides
a comprehensive introduction to forensic linguistic analysis. The
course is taught by highly qualified and experienced experts in the
fields of forensic linguistics, courtroom discourse analysis, forensic
phonetics and interpreting in legal contexts; 4.5 hours of tuition
will be provided each day and the workshop assumes no prior experience
of forensic linguistics. Areas covered include:
 

Forensic author identification
Forensic speaker/utterance identification
Linguistic evidence 
The discourse of emergency calls, police interviews and the courtroom
The comprehensibility of legal language
Aboriginal land rights
Second dialect speakers in the legal process
Interpreting in forensic contexts Workshop in Forensic Linguistic 
Analysis

4th ~ 8th July 2003

Hosted by Sancta Sophia College, University of Sydney, Australia

The workshop takes place immediately prior to the 6th Conference of
the International Association of Forensic Linguistics, also to be held
at the University of Sydney. For details, see: http://www.iafl.org


Dear Colleagues

We will be running a Workshop in Forensic Linguistic Analysis from the
4th ~ 8th July 2003 at Sancta Sophia College, University of Sydney,
Australia

The workshop is a five-day course which provides a comprehensive
introduction to forensic linguistic analysis. The course is taught by
highly qualified and experienced experts in the fields of forensic
linguistics, courtroom discourse analysis, forensic phonetics and
interpreting in legal contexts; 4.5 hours of tuition will be provided
each day and the workshop assumes no prior experience of forensic
linguistics. Areas covered include:
 

Forensic author identification

Forensic speaker/utterance identification

Linguistic evidence 

The discourse of emergency calls, police interviews and the courtroom
 
The comprehensibility of legal language

Aboriginal land rights

Second dialect speakers in the legal process

Interpreting in forensic contexts


The fees for attending the whole course are: GBP575 or US$945 or
AU$1625 (as relevant). It is also possible to attend one or more days,
with appropriate fee reductions for partial attendance (full details
are in the documentation, available on request). A discounted rate is
offered to full-time students.

Numbers are strictly limited and participants will be accepted on a
first come, first served basis. Further details and a registration
form are available from:
 
Marilyn Washbrook, Department of English, The University of
Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom. E-mail:
m.c.washbrookbham.ac.uk

Queries relating to course content may be directed to the Course
Directors, Dr Janet Cotterill, at: cotterilljcardiff.ac.uk or
Professor Malcolm Coulthard at: r.m.coulthardbham.ac.uk.

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