LINGUIST List 24.3063

Mon Jul 29 2013

Calls: Forensic Linguistics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 29-Jul-2013
From: Dr. Iman Laversuch Nick <>
Subject: Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics
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Full Title: Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics Short Title: GSFL
Date: 07-Sep-2013 - 08-Sep-2013 Location: Mainz, Germany Contact Person: Iman Laversuch Nick
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics

Call Deadline: 17-Aug-2013

Meeting Description:

Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics (GSFL)September 7-8 in Mainz, Germany

The Germanic Society of Forensic Linguistics (GSFL) is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Roundtable in Forensic Linguistics.

The purpose of the GSFL Roundtable is to provide researchers, teachers, and practitioners working within all sub-areas of forensic linguistics the opportunity to present and discuss their work within an interdisciplinary setting. For this reason the Roundtable will take place at the end of the 2013 International Summer School for Forensic Linguistic Analysis which this year will also be held in Mainz, Germany from September 2-6:

Final Call for Papers:

The Germanic Society of Forensic Linguistics (GSFL) is pleased to announce the third and final call for poster abstracts for the First Annual Roundtable in Forensic Linguistics.

Given the continuing interest in the GSFL, the selection committee has decided to extend its call for posters for the upcoming Roundtable. Students are warmly encouraged to present their work and receive constructive feedback from peers and scholars in the field.

If you would like to present a poster, please complete the information sheet and return it by August 17, 2013 to I. M. Laversuch Nick at Tickets are still available for persons wanting to attend the Roundtable without presenting a poster or paper. For more on the Roundtable, follow this link:

Poster presentations are invited in one of the following areas:

Forensic Linguistics
- Speaker identification and voice comparison
- Authorship identification, verification, and attribution
- Detecting plagiarism
- Computational methods of linguistic profiling
- Corpus analysis of forensic texts (e.g. confessions, courtroom transcripts, police protocols, suicide letters, threatening letters)
- The language of (violent) offenders and/or victims

Language, the Law, and the Legal Process
- Courtroom interpreting and translating
- Multilingualism and the legal system
- Language minorities and the law
- Legal discourse and legal texts
- Language testing, citizenship, and asylum
- Investigative interviewing and/or interrogative practices
- Legal policies on presenting expert witness testimony and evidence

Forensic Linguistics and Education
- Developing FL programs and curricula
- FL instructional materials (textbooks, audiovisual aids, corpora, etc.)
- Developing ties with universities and professional organizations
- Interdisciplinary challenges and promises
- Future of FL education inside and outside of Europe

Please be sure to complete and return the information sheet available at

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