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LINGUIST List 20.45

Tue Jan 06 2009

Confs: Applied Linguistics, Forensic Linguistics/UK

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        1.    Krzysztof Kredens, Summer School in Forensic Linguistic Analysis


Message 1: Summer School in Forensic Linguistic Analysis
Date: 05-Jan-2009
From: Krzysztof Kredens <kredenkjaston.ac.uk>
Subject: Summer School in Forensic Linguistic Analysis
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Summer School in Forensic Linguistic Analysis
Short Title: ISSFLA 2009

Date: 29-Jun-2009 - 03-Jul-2009
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contact: Krzysztof Kredens
Contact Email: kredenkjaston.ac.uk
Meeting URL: http://www.forensiclinguistics.eu

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The School addresses subjects within the broadly defined discipline of forensic
linguistics, including the structure of legal language, forensic authorship
attribution, copyright issues, plagiarism and its detection, and forensic
phonetics. We work with authentic language data and use real cases to illustrate
theory.

Founded in 2000 by Prof. Malcolm Coulthard, the International Summer School in
Forensic Linguistic Analysis addresses topics to do with the role, shape and
evidential value of language in legal and forensic contexts. It was created in
response to a growing demand for a course affording an overview of forensic
linguistics while also laying solid foundations for a further study of this
relatively new branch of applied linguistics.

The School's first edition took place at Anglia Polytechnic University and was
followed by four more events in Birmingham and one in Lodz, Poland. Since 2006
the School has been held at Aston University. This year's edition will run from
29 June to 3 July and will immediately precede the biennial conference of the
International Association of Forensic Linguists, to take place in Amsterdam from
6 to 9 July.
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