LINGUIST List 21.3919

Tue Oct 05 2010

Calls: Applied Ling, Forensic Ling/United Kingdom

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        1.    Krzysztof Kredens, IAFL Biennial Conference

Message 1: IAFL Biennial Conference
Date: 02-Oct-2010
From: Krzysztof Kredens <>
Subject: IAFL Biennial Conference
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Full Title: IAFL Biennial Conference Short Title: IAFL10

Date: 11-Jul-2011 - 14-Jul-2011 Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom Contact Person: Kate Haworth Meeting Email: Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics

Call Deadline: 03-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

The International Association of Forensic Linguists invites submissions for their tenth annual conference to be hosted by the Centre for Forensic Linguistics, Aston University, Birmingham, UK. The conference will be a forum for the discussion of all aspects of forensic linguistics/language and law.

Call For Papers

The conference will be a forum for the discussion of all aspects of forensic linguistics/language and law including, but not limited to, the following:

Legal Languages -The history of legal languages -The role of literacy in legal languages -Written legal genres (including warnings) -Critical approaches to legal languages -Language education for law professionals

Legal Discourse -Courtroom, police and prison language -Investigative interviewing -Bilingual courtrooms and second language issues within the legal system -Power and common law examination -Language addressed to the judge and jury in common law courtrooms -The readability/comprehensibility of legal documents -Interviews with children in the legal system -The communicative challenges of 'vulnerable' witnesses

Language minorities and the legal system -Language testing of asylum seekers -Language and disadvantage before the law -Courtroom interpreting and translating

Law on language -Language rights -The right to silence -Offensive language/Group vilification

Investigative linguistics and language evidence -Forensic phonetics and speaker identification -Linguistic determination of nationality -Authorship analysis and plagiarism -Computational author identification or profiling -Trademarks

1) Individual papersS are invited for presentations of 20 minutes, with a further 10 minutes allowed for questions. Abstracts should be 250-300 words long and should be submitted at Unsuccessful proposals may be offered to be presented alternatively as a poster (see below).

(2) Colloquia, scheduled for 2-hour blocks, with a maximum of two linked sessions. Organisers may organise as they choose, but time should be allocated for presentations, discussion and audience response. Organisers serve as the liaison between participants and the conference organisers. Proposals will also be reviewed by the scientific committee. Proposals should be 250-300 words long, with an indication of participants and a brief description of their contribution. They should be submitted at

(3) Posters. Proposals for posters should be up to 250 words long. Posters should be of A0 size (841mm × 1189mm / 33.1" × 46.8") in portrait orientation. Posters may be accepted for research projects (for example from student dissertations) where no data has yet been collected.

(4) Gradiate Project Whirlwind. It is proposed that we hold a session of 1- 1/2 hours designed to enable current PhD researchers and graduate students (and recent graduates of such programmes) to make contact with others who may be facing similar issues in their research and receive advice from more experienced researchers. The session will comprise a series of strictly timed 5 minute slots where presenters might wish to speak about how they got access to sensitive data, how they overcame a particular analysis problem or how their research question changed over the course of their PhD. The five minute slots will be interspersed with 10 minute discussion sessions. To participate in the whirlwind no abstract is required, and you may of course submit an abstract for an individual presentation, colloquia or poster, alongside your participation in the whirlwind. If you would be interested in participating in such a session please indicate your interest on the electronic admission form and we will contact you with further details nearer the conference.

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