LINGUIST List 27.1981

Mon May 02 2016

Calls: Forensic Linguistics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 02-May-2016
From: Dr. I. M. Nick <>
Subject: Germanic Society of Forensic Linguistics
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Full Title: Germanic Society of Forensic Linguistics
Short Title: GSFL2016

Date: 26-Aug-2016 - 28-Aug-2016
Location: Mainz, Germany
Contact Person: I. M. Nick
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics

Call Deadline: 17-Jun-2016

Meeting Description:

Roundtable in Forensic Linguistics and Forensic Phonetics 2016
August 26 - August 28, 2016 in Mainz, Germany

The purpose of the Roundtable is to provide FL/FP researchers, educators, and practitioners the opportunity to present and discuss their work in an interdisciplinary, supportive, and respectful setting.

2nd Call for Papers:

The Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics is currently issuing its second call for papers. Paper and poster abstracts are invited on any aspect of FL/FP research. Sample (sub)topics include the following:

Forensic Linguistics:
- corpus analysis of forensic texts (e.g. confessions, courtroom transcripts, police protocols, suicide letters, threatening letters, hate mail, extortion letters, terrorist threats)
- author identification and verification
- plagiarism and deception detection
- qualitative and quantitative methods for the linguistic analysis of forensic texts
- the language of (violent) offenders and/or victims

Forensic Phonetics:
- speaker identification, discrimination, and voice comparison
- perceptual speaker identification
- foreign/second language speaker analysis
- formant measurement, dynamics, and pattern identification
- intra- and interspeaker variation
- automatic speaker recognition
- cross-linguistic voice recognition

Language and the Legal Process:
- earwitnesses and lineup procedures
- courtroom interpreting and translating
- multilingualism and the legal system
- language minorities and the law
- legal discourse and legal text analysis
- language testing, citizenship, and asylum-seekers
- investigative interviewing and/or interrogative practices
- legal policies on presenting expert testimony and evidence
- deception detection in interviews
- statutory interpretation
- plain language movements

Forensic Linguistics/Forensic Phonetics, Education:
- developing FL/FP programs and curricula
- FL/FP instructional materials (textbooks audiovisual aids, corpora, etc.)
- Developing ties with universities and professional organizations
- interdisciplinary challenges and promises
- the future of FL/FP education
- teaching ethical standards in FL/FP research and application

All interested participants are requested to submit a 250 word abstract by June 17, 2016. All submissions must be in either English or German. After the deadline, all abstracts will be submitted to blind review.

To encourage continuing interest in and awareness of FL/FP, students are also warmly welcomed to attend a special Emerging Scholar Day. During this event, undergraduate and graduate students will have an opportunity to present their work and receive constructive feedback from peers and scholars in the field. For more information on the GSFL and the 2016 Roundtable, please visit our website.

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