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Sun Feb 23 2014

Calls: Forensic Linguistics/Tunisia

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 23-Feb-2014
From: Takoua Becha <takoua1986gmail.com>
Subject: Regional Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguistics IAFL 2014
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Full Title: Regional Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguistics IAFL 2014
Short Title: FLFFA 2014

Date: 12-Dec-2014 - 14-Dec-2014
Location: Sfax, Tunisia
Contact Person: Takoua Becha
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://forensiclinguisticstunisia.wordpress.com

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-May-2014

Meeting Description:

The theme of the conference is 'Forensic Linguistics/Language and the Law: Foundations and Future Avenues'. FLFFA 2014 is the first international
conference on Forensic Linguistics/ language and the law to be co-sponsored by the International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL) in Africa and in
the Arab world. The conference is co-organized, under the aegis of the Doctoral School in Arts, Letters, and Humanities- University of Sfax, by:

The Laboratory on Approaches to Discourse, Faculty of Letters and Humanities &
The Research Unit in Obligations and Arbitration, Faculty of Law- University of Sfax---Tunisia.

This conference essentially aims at exploring the linkages between the linguistic code and the jurisprudential apparatus in terms of their shared potential
for heuristic effort and manipulative uses. Certain ancillary objectives include:

(a) Examining the degree of theoretical autonomy in FL
(b) Assessing the contribution of FL achievements in terms of their utility as external and auxiliary source of judicial truth
(c) Discussing the universality of FL findings and the degree of culture-bound nature (e.g. to whatextent does witness vulnerability manifest itself evenly
across languages?)

Plenary Speakers:

We are delighted to announce the following keynote speakers:

-Professor Edward Finegan, University of Southern California--USA
-Professor Ronald Butters, Duke University--USA
-Professor Malcolm Coulthard, Federal University of Santa Catarina--Brazil
-Professor Fatima-Zahra Lamrani, University of Mohamed V, Rabat--Morocco
-Professor Mounir Triki, University of Sfax--Tunisia

Other speakers will be announced once they have confirmed their participation.

Call for Papers:

The organizers invite contributions from different analytical perspectives including,but not necessarily limited to, any of the following broad topics:

- Legal discourse/genres
- Police interview/ interrogation
- Courtroom discourse
- Authorship attribution
- Courtroom interpreting and translation
- Forensic transcription
- Speaker Identification
- Language, politics, ideology, and law
- Bilingual/multilingual courtrooms
- Translation/Interpreting in legal settings
- Forensic phonetics
- Language as evidence/Expert witness
- Minorities and vulnerable witness(es)

Abstract Submission:

We invite anonymous abstracts for both papers and posters of no longer than 300 words, (including references) dealing with the aforementioned sub-themes or any related aspect of
forensic linguistics/ language and the law. We also welcome proposals for workshops which will be allotted 90 minutes (abstracts should be within 600 words) and book exhibits.


Individual/joint papers are invited for presentations of 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussions. Abstracts will be double-blind peer-reviewed and should
include sufficient details to allow reviewers to judge the scientific merits of the work.


Proposals for posters should be no longer than 300 words, including references.
Posters should be A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation.

The official languages of the conference are English, Arabic, and French. We assume that the language of the abstract will be the language of the presentation.

Abstracts and proposals should be submitted electronically via the following EasyChair submission link: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=flffa2014 by no later than 31
May 2014.

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submissions: 31 May 2014
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 30 June 2014

For your enquiries, please contact us at:

- Ms. Takoua Becha via forensiclinguisticsflshsgmail.com
- or http://forensiclinguisticstunisia.wordpress.com/contact-4/

Detailed call for papers: http://fr.scribd.com/doc/208769149/Cfp-Updated-Flffa-2014

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