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LINGUIST List 18.3471

Tue Nov 20 2007

Confs: Computational Ling, Forensic Ling, General Ling/Poland

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        1.    Joanna Nowak, Translation and Comparative Legi-Linguistics

Message 1: Translation and Comparative Legi-Linguistics
Date: 07-Nov-2007
From: Joanna Nowak <lingua.legisgmail.com>
Subject: Translation and Comparative Legi-Linguistics
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Translation and Comparative Legi-Linguistics

Date: 03-Jul-2008 - 05-Jul-2008
Location: Poznan, Poland
Contact: Joanna Nowak
Contact Email: lingua.legisgmail.com
Meeting URL: http://lingualegis.amu.edu.pl

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics; General

Meeting Description:

The Institute of Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University will hold an
international conference devoted to language and the law. Our aim is to provide
a forum for discussion in those scientific fields where linguistic and legal
interests converge, and to facilitate integration between linguists, computer
scientists and lawyers from all around the world.

The conference will be held over 3 days, from 3rd to 5th July 2008 in Poznan,

Topics to be covered:

Forensic Linguistics in General
(i)(comparative) forensic linguistics
(ii)forensic phonetics
(iii) forensic authorship attribution
(iv) forensic stylistic
(v) linguists as expert witnesses
(vi) linguistic features of forgeries and counterfeits of public documents

Legal Translation and Court Interpreting
(i)legal translation;
(ii)court interpreting;
(iii) teaching legal translation and court interpreting
(iv) certified translators and interpreters in legal proceedings
(v) mistranslation and misinterpreting in legal context

Legal Languages and Legal Discourse
(i) history of legal language
(ii) legal terminology
(iii) legal genres
(iv) EU legal language
(v) analysis of legal discourse
(vi) structure and semantics of statutes and other legal instruments;
(vii) development of legal languages
(viii) legal and linguistic interpretation of texts formulated in legal language
(ix) teaching legal language
(x) speech style in the courtroom
(xi) comprehensibility of legal instruments
(xii) Plain English Campaign
(xiii) linguistic aspects of cross-examination
(xiv) technicality in legal language

Computational Linguistics
(i)IT for lawyers
(ii) IT for linguists
(iii) IT for interpreters and translators
(iv) computational linguistics
(v) IT tools for detecting plagiarism
(vi) Machine Translation
(vii) Translation Memory
(viii) Speech recognition tools
(ix) Corpora
(x) impact of new technologies on forensic linguistics

History of Law and Legal Systems
(i) history of legal systems
(ii) comparative study of legal systems
(iii) common law versus civil law countries

Laws on Language
(i) language rights
(ii) linguistic minorities and linguistic human rights
(iii) language and disadvantage before the law

This list is not exhaustive. We also encourage you to submit session proposals
including the following topics:
(i) translation of literature and poetry,
(ii) LSP translation,
(iii) Interpreting,
(iv) Audiovisual translation
(v) Untranslatability.

Session proposals and any questions should be submitted to the following
address: lingua.legisgmail.com

Conference fee:

Foreigners - 150 Euro
Polish citizens - 350 PLN

The conference fee includes the cost of the conference gala dinner, 3 lunches,
tea breaks and publication of papers.

Languages: Polish, English, German and French.

Scientific Committee
Jerzy Banczerowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Feliks Zedler, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Aleksandra Matulewska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

Organising Committee
(i) Aleksandra Matulewska
(ii) Karolina Kaczmarek
(iii) Szymon Metkowski
(iv) Karolina Gortych
(v) Joanna Grzybek
(vi) Paulina Nowak
(vii) Joanna Nowak
(viii) Pawel Korcz

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