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LINGUIST List 23.294

Mon Jan 16 2012

Calls: Forensic Linguistics, Discourse Analysis/Malaysia

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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: 16-Jan-2012
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: 29-Feb-2012

Meeting Description:

Regional Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists 2012 (IAFL2012)

Objectives:

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

2nd Call for Papers:

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 and provide your full name and title, your university or departmental affiliation and the title of your paper.

Secretariat email: IAFLConf2012gmail.com

Updates:

Abstract submission deadline: February 29, 2012 (extended)
Notification of abstract acceptance: By March 15, 2012



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