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Full Title: 3rd European Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists

Location: Porto, Portugal
Start Date: 15-Oct-2012 - 18-Oct-2012
Contact: Rui Sousa-Silva
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.linguisticaforense.net
Meeting Description: The Faculty of Arts/Faculty of Law of the University of Porto (Porto, Portugal) will host the 3rd European Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists on the theme of Forensic Linguistics: Bridging the Gap(s) between Language and the Law. The conference, which is organised jointly by the two Faculties, aims to bridge the gap(s) between language and the law by sharing the latest research in the field of forensic linguistics/language and the law, and will be held from 15 to 18 October 2012.

Keynote Speakers:

Virgínia Colares, Malcolm Coulthard, Edward Finegan


Faculdade de Direito
Universidade do Porto
Rua dos Bragas, 223
4050-123 Porto (Portugal)

Organized by

Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Law

Organising Committee:

Belinda Maia (co-organiser), Rui Sousa-Silva (co-organiser), Rita Faria (co-organiser), Gustavo Laboreiro, Ana Paula Lopes, Fátima Silva, Jorge Teixeira
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Forensic Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: None
LL Issue: 23.3841

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