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LINGUIST List 23.3841

Fri Sep 14 2012

Confs: Forensic Ling, Discourse Analysis, Socioling/Portugal

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 13-Sep-2012
From: Rui Sousa-Silva <sousasilva.ruigmail.com>
Subject: 3rd European Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists
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3rd European Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists

Date: 15-Oct-2012 - 18-Oct-2012
Location: Porto, Portugal
Contact: Rui Sousa-Silva
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.linguisticaforense.net

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Forensic Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

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

Location:

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

Call for Participation

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

Registration is now open for 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 Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto (Porto, Portugal), 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.

Early bird registration deadline: 15 September 2012.

Very high quality PAPERS and POSTERS dealing with forensic linguistics / language and the law will be presented, including but not limited to the following topics:

Legal Languages

- The history of legal languages
- The role of literacy in legal languages
- Legal genres
- Critical approaches to legal languages
- Language education for law professionals

Legal Discourse

- Courtroom, police and prison discourse
- Investigative interviewing
- Multilingual matters in legal contexts
- Power and the law
- The comprehensibility of legal documents
- Interviews with vulnerable witnesses in the legal system

Language minorities and the legal system

- Linguistic disadvantage before the law
- Courtroom interpreting and translation
- Human rights matters

Law on language

- Language rights
- Offensive language
- The linguist as expert witness

Linguistic evidence and investigative linguistics

- Forensic phonetics and speaker identification
- Forensic stylistics
- Linguistic determination of nationality
- Authorship analysis
- Plagiarism
- Trademark disputes
- Consumer product warnings
- Deception and fraud

Other Related Sub-Themes

- Computational Forensic Linguistics
- Intercultural mediation
- Comparative law
- Multimodal approaches to forensic linguistics

The conference website http://www.linguisticaforense.net contains detailed information, including on registration fees, deadlines, travel and accommodation, as well as on the post-conference workshops.

To register, click:

http://pattie.fe.up.pt/IAFL_Porto_2012/index.php/IAFL/index/pages/view/registration_static

Official language:

The official language of the 3rd European Conference of the IAFL on Forensic Linguistics / Language and the Law is English, with the exception of the special track on Portuguese Forensic Linguistics (in Portuguese).

Round-tables:

(1) Special session on Forensic Linguistics in Portuguese-speaking countries (Official language: Portuguese).

(2) Special session to discuss Directive 2010/64/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 on the right to interpreting and translation in criminal proceedings.

Post-conference workshops:

Two post-conference workshops will be organised on 19 October, with special rates for conference participants. Attendance to these workshops is limited to 30 participants.

Scientific committee:

Jordi Cicres, Virgínia Colares, Malcolm Coulthard, Diana Eades, Edward Finegan, Tim Grant, Kate Haworth, Krzysztof Kredens, Nicci MacLeod, Belinda Maia, Luís Sarmento, Larry Solan, Rui Sousa-Silva, João Veloso

Contact:

forensic.linguisticsletras.up.pt

www.linguisticaforense.net



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