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Tue Sep 14 2010

Calls: Forensic Ling/Brazil

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        1.    ANNE WAGNER, International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law

Message 1: International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law
Date: 12-Sep-2010
From: ANNE WAGNER <valwagnerfryahoo.com>
Subject: International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law
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Full Title: International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law
Short Title: IRSL Brazil

Date: 11-Nov-2011 - 13-Nov-2011
Location: NiterĂ³i/Rio de Janeiro ? Brazil, Brazil
Contact Person: ANNE WAGNER
Meeting Email: valwagnerfryahoo.com

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-May-2011

Meeting Description:

The 2011 roundtable will focus on the contribution of legal semiotics to
discuss the different ways of thinking the 'legal' in a world's cultural

Aware of the III World Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations, held in Brazil in
May 2010, that had the intention to rethink how to deal with tensions
between cultures and promote trust and understanding between
heterogeneous communities, the 11th Roundtable intend to put together
scholars of legal semiotics to discuss the influences of cultural and linguistic
diversity on the construction of meaning in national law and international

It is hoped that the papers will reflect the interdisciplinary nature of legal
semiotics research as well as the challenges of working in the field. In this
context, proposals from a wide variety of semiotic perspectives are invited.
These might include but are not limited to papers on:

-The contribution of legal semiotics across cultures
-The problem of multilingualism
-Semiotics and comparative law
-Legal semiotics and the processes of normative integration
-Semiotics of international relations
-Semiotics and competition of languages in international relations
-Language, power and diplomacy
-Translating legal concepts across cultures: the case of contract
terminology or case of land law terminology.
-The misuse of language in the judicial process, in legal adjudication
-The use of metaphors in legal language

Call For Papers

Young researchers working in related areas are particularly encouraged to

In the interest of a cohesive round table, prospective participants are
requested to adhere to the theme as outlined in the call for papers.

Proposals in either English, Spanish, French or Portuguese (max 300
words) should be sent only by e-mail by 15 May 2011 to
irsl2011gmail.com, evandro.carvalhogmail.com and to Anne Wagner

Selected papers will be published in a special annual issue in English and/or
French of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law
(http://www.springer.com). The length of the paper should not normally
exceed 7000 words, including references, footnotes, and appendices, if
any. Please follow the style sheet for the International Journal for the
Semiotics of Law (Visit the website at
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