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LINGUIST List 22.4642

Mon Nov 21 2011

Calls: Forensic Linguistics, Discourse Analysis/Malaysia

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Azirah Hashim , Regional Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists 2012

Message 1: Regional Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists 2012
Date: 21-Nov-2011
From: Azirah Hashim <azirahhum.edu.my>
Subject: Regional Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists 2012
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Full Title: Regional Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists 2012
Short Title: IAFL2012

Date: 05-Jul-2012 - 07-Jul-2012
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact Person: IAFL2012 Secretariat
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://umconference.um.edu.my/IAFL2012

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Forensic Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:


This conference aims to explore and share research developments in the field of forensic linguistics and language and the law by:

- Identifying emerging forensic trends, threats and challenges;
- Discussing issues of language and the law and courtroom practices and
- Examining the roles of languages and linguistics in forensic studies or contexts.

Theme Areas and Topics:

Language and the Legal Process:

- Language in law
- Specialist lexis
- Judicial matters
- Legislation
- Arbitration
- Disputes
- Proceedings
- Law enforcement
- Legal genres

Language as Evidence:

- Text authenticity
- Authorship attribution
- Forensic phonetics
- Forensic linguistics
- Veracity in language
- Forensic transcription
- Plagiarism

Language, Crime and Law:

- Pragmatics of police interrogations
- Order in the courtroom
- Judges and juries
- Expert witnesses
- Islamic courts
- Court interpreting

Other Related Sub-Themes:

- Applied linguistics in law
- Discourse analysis of legal resources
- Historical developments
- Variations in courts/countries/jurisdictions
- Intercultural matters
- Human rights

Call for Papers:

Abstract Submission:

The organisers cordially invite papers addressing the conference topics for a 20-minute oral presentation and another 10 minutes for questions and answers. Please submit a 250-300-word abstract and 60-word biography to the Secretariat on or before January 15, 2012. Please also provide your full name and title, your university or departmental affiliation and the title of your paper. Acceptances will be announced by February 29, 2012.

Secretariat email: IAFLConf2012gmail.com

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