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LINGUIST List 16.3234

Wed Nov 09 2005

Calls: Applied Ling/Spain;General Ling/Canada

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Gemma Martinez, 2nd IAFL European Conference on Forensic Linguistics/ Language and the Law
        2.    Zita McRobbie, The Fifteenth Conference of the Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada


Message 1: 2nd IAFL European Conference on Forensic Linguistics/ Language and the Law
Date: 08-Nov-2005
From: Gemma Martinez <iuladocumupf.edu>
Subject: 2nd IAFL European Conference on Forensic Linguistics/ Language and the Law



Full Title: 2nd IAFL European Conference on Forensic Linguistics/ Language and the Law
Short Title: IAFL European Conference

Date: 14-Sep-2006 - 16-Sep-2006
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact Person: M. Teresa Turell
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.iula.upf.edu/agenda/iafl_bcn_06/iafl01uk.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Forensic Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2006

Meeting Description:

The Institute of Applied Linguistics (IULA) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) will host the 2nd European IAFL Conference on Forensic Linguistics/Language and the Law. The meeting is a 3-day conference on forensic linguistics /language and law, to be held from the 14th to the 16 of September 2006.

Location: Institut Universitari de Lingüística Aplicada IULA),Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
Organized by: UVAL (Unitat de Variació Lingüística – http://www.iula.upf.edu/uval) and ForensicLab (Laboratori de Lingüística Forense – http://www.iula.upf.edu/forensiclab)

Conference chairperson: Professor M. Teresa Turell.
Contact address: forensiclabupf.edu

Papers are invited and they should deal with all aspects of forensic linguistics/language and law including, but not limited to the following:

Legal Languages:
- The history of legal languages
- The role of literacy in legal languages
- Technicality in legal languages
- Written legal genres (including warnings)
- Critical approaches to legal languages
- Language education for law professionals

Legal Discourse:
- Courtroom language
- Police and prison language
- The role of narrative in legal discourse
- Structures/macrogenres of court proceedings across systems
- Bilingual courtrooms
- Power and common law examination
- Language addressed to the judge and jury in common law courtrooms
- The readability/comprehensibility of legal documents
- The analysis/interpretation of legal texts/statutes
- The comprehensibility of the police caution issued to suspects
- Interviews with children in the legal system
- The communicative challenges of 'vulnerable' witnesses

Language minorities and the legal system:
- Language testing of asylum seekers
- Language and disadvantage before the law
- Courtroom interpreting and translating

Law on language:
- Language rights
- The right to silence
- Offensive language/Group vilification

Forensic linguistic expertise:
- Voice profiling and identification
- Linguistic determination of nationality
- Computerized writer profiling
- Authorship
- Trademarks
- Deception and fraud
- Plagiarism

Scientific committee:
Enrique Alcaráz
Janet Cotterill
Malcolm Coulthard
Diana Eades
Elena Ferran
John Gibbons
Krzysztof Kredens
Peter Patrick
Frances Rock
Peter Tiersma
M. Teresa Turell

Keynote plenary speakers:
Enrique Alcaráz
Ron Butters
Janet Cotterill
Malcolm Coulthard
Philip Harrison
Larry Solan

INDIVIDUAL ABSTRACTS:

Presentation slots will be 30 minutes long, including questions. Abstracts should be 250-300 words long and should be submitted by email to: teresa.turellupf.edu (Please use this address only for Abstracts)

Abstracts should contain:

Title of the presentation
Name(s) of the author(s)
Affiliation of the author(s)
Both e-mail and postal addresses
Any special audio-visual/IT requirements (OHPs, PowerPoint, video, DVD etc.)
Call deadline: January 31, 2006

Further details about the conference, including registration form and travel information will soon be posted on the conference website under construction (http://www.iula.upf.edu).

ORGANISING COMMITTEE:
M. Teresa Turell
Jordi Cicres
Marta Sánchez
María Spassova



Message 2: The Fifteenth Conference of the Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada
Date: 08-Nov-2005
From: Zita McRobbie <mcrobbiesfu.ca>
Subject: The Fifteenth Conference of the Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada



Full Title: The Fifteenth Conference of the Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada

Date: 29-May-2006 - 30-May-2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Contact Person: Zita McRobbie
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2005

Meeting Description:

The Fifteenth Conference of the Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada will be held on May 29-30, 2006, at York University in Toronto, Canada, in conjunction with the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. Papers are welcome in all areas of Finno-Ugric research, such as anthropology, archaeology, folklore, history, linguistics, literature, music, paleo-archeology, etc.

Papers are welcome in all areas of Finno-Ugric research, such as anthropology, archaeology, folklore, history, linguistics, literature, music, paleo-archeology, etc.

Timeline:

Titles should be sent by December 15th, 2005
Abstracts should be sent by February 15th, 2006

to the Conference Organizing Committee at the following address (electronic submissions are encouraged):

Zita McRobbie-Utasi, Chair
Conference Organizing Committee, FUSAC
Department of Linguistics
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6. CANADA.

e-mail: mcrobbiesfu.ca
Fax: (604) 291-5659





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