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Mon 21 Feb 1994

Calls: New Journal: Forensic Linguistics, CIFU-8

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Message 1: New Journal: "Forensic Linguistics".

Date: Tue, 15 Feb 94 11:54
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Subject: New Journal: "Forensic Linguistics".

 A New Journal for 1994
 Announcement and Call for Papers

 Forensic Linguistics:
 The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law

 The Journal of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics
 and the International Association of Forensic Linguists

Edited by:

Malcolm Coulthard, University of Birmingham and
Peter French, J.P. French Associates and University of Birmingham

Editorial Board:

Sue Blackwell, Angelika Braun, Jack Chambers, Tom Davis, Bethany Dumas,
Diane Eades, Bruce Fraser, John Gibbons, Michael Gregory, Harry Hollien,
Robert Kaplan, Hannes Kniffka, Hermann Kunzel, William Labov,
Peter Ladefoged, Judy Levi, Michael Mansfield QC, Sir David Napley,
Francis Nolan, Tony Sanford, Roger Shuy, Kate Storey

During the past ten years courts have begun to call more and more on the
skills of linguistically trained experts. Yet at the moment there is
virtually no professional literature for forensic linguists.

"Forensic Linguistics: The International Journal of Speech, Language and
the Law" will be the first forum for those with an academic and
professional interest in the forensic applications of linguistic analysis.
The journal will include articles and commentaries on all aspects of
forensic language analysis:

o the analysis of documents in cases of questioned authorship,
 handwriting analysis and electrostatic deposition analysis,
 as well as analyses of orthographical, lexical, grammatical
 and textual patterns

o the analysis of tape-recordings to decide who is speaking,
 what is being said, and whether the tape in question
 has been edited

o analysis of the English of non-native speakers where this
 has forensic significance

o analyses of the interpretation/ meaning of words, phrases
 or longer parts of documents which are in dispute: this will
 include contracts, trademarks, summings-up, and instructions
 to juries

o professional articles on the role and use of the linguist as
 expert witness

 ********** Call for Papers **********

Articles, review articles, communications and other material for
publication should be submitted to:

The Editors, Forensic Linguistics,
School of English,
University of Birmingham,
Birmingham B15 2TT,

or by fax to +44 (0) 21 414 5668

Three copies of each paper should be submitted (except electronic
versions!), all contributions should be in English and should be
of a length appropriate to the topic, although it is expected that
most will be between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length. All submissions
will be refereed.


PUBLICATION DETAILS: Volume 1 will be published in 1994; the first
issue will appear in May 1994; ISSN:1350-1771, two issues per volume

UK/EC: Individual: 40.00 pounds sterling. Institution: 75.00 pounds.
USA/Canada: Individual: US$65.00 Institution: US$110.00
Rest of World: Individual: 42.00 pounds st. Institution: 80.00 pounds.
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Date: Tue, 15 Feb 94 21:45:24 ESplease post
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The Eighth International Congress for Fenno-Ugric Studies (CIFU-8) will
take place in Jyvaskyla, Finland, August 10-15, 1995.
 Abstarcts are due by April 30, 1994.
 Notices of acceptance of presentations and the third circular will be
sent out by August 31, 1994.
 Congress fee (includes congress materials and publications, excursions and
 evening entertainment) is FIM 900.
 Send abstracts to/ or for further info contact:

The Congress Secreteriat / FU 8 Congress
P.O. Box 35
FIN-40351 Jyvaskyla
Fax: 358 41 603-621
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