LINGUIST List 30.141

Wed Jan 09 2019

Summer Schools: 2nd Forensic Linguistics Short Course/Germany

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 02-Jan-2019
From: Dominic Schmitz <>
Subject: 2nd Forensic Linguistics Short Course/Germany
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Host Institution: Universität zu Köln

Dates: 04-Aug-2019 - 08-Aug-2019
Location: Cologne, NRW, Germany

Focus: This summer school will focus intensively on three of the aspects of forensic linguistics: authorship profiling and attribution; discourse analysis; and language and meaning.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate

The summer school "Forensic Linguistics Short Course" addresses subjects within the broadly defined discipline of forensic linguistics. We work with authentic data and use real cases to illustrate theory. We wish for a high degree of participant involvement and encourage critical inquiry and debate.

The international program offers theoretical and applied introductions on topics in forensic linguistics as well as lectures, poster presentations, and an excursion.

Invited scholars are well-known members of the Forensic Linguistics community. Each session of this summer school will be led by one of the following scholars:
Dr Ria Perkins graduated from Aston University's Master's programme in Applied Linguistics with Forensic Linguistics. Her PhD focused on native language identification in online Persian-English texts from 'weblogistan' and her current research is centred around linguistic issues in online radicalisation. She is working at the Centre for Forensic Linguistics as a research associate.
Dr Isabel Picornell is a fraud examiner working from the Channel Islands. Her research examined linguistic cues to deception in written witness statements and devised a method for identifying deceptive linguistic strategies. She recently provided an expert report on such deception in a UK asylum appeal.

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics

Subject Languages: English

Tuition: 430 EUR
Registration: 01-Jan-2019 to 01-Mar-2019
Contact Person: Dominic Schmitz

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
Please use the provided form to apply. In case of any problems, please feel free to message us via email.

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