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flag 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists on the theme of New Challenges for Forensic Linguists

The University of Porto
flag10th July 2017 - 14th July 2017

13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists on the theme of New Challenges for Forensic Linguists

The University of Porto, in Portugal, will host the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists on the theme of New Challenges for Forensic Linguists. The conference, which is organised jointly by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Law, aims to engage the participants in the debate of the new challenges for Forensic Linguists and Forensic Linguistics, and will be held from 10 to 14 July 2017.

We invite abstract submissions for PAPERS, POSTERS and COLLOQUIA, in English or in Portuguese, dealing with forensic linguistics / language and the law including, but not limited to:

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 policy and 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
Cybercrime
Online identities and interactive multimodal communication
Multimodal approaches to forensic linguistics
Intercultural mediation
Comparative law


INDIVIDUAL PAPERS:
Individual papers are invited for presentations of 20 minutes, with a further 10 minutes for questions. Abstracts of no more than 300 words, including references, should be sent via the submissions page (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iaflporto2017) by 10 January 2017. Please do not include your name, affiliation and email address in the abstract itself. Notifications of acceptance of the first call for papers will be communicated by 15 February 2017.

POSTERS:
Proposals for posters of no more than 300 words, including references, should be sent via the submissions page (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iaflporto2017) by 10 January 2017. Posters, which will be on display during the conference, should be of A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation. Notifications of acceptance will be communicated by 15 February 2017.

COLLOQUIA:
Proposals are invited for colloquia on particular topics related to forensic linguistics/language and the law. Each colloquium should include several independent papers and a joint discussion. Although 15 minutes per paper is recommended, with 5 minutes per paper for discussion, the colloquium organiser(s) will decide on the allocation of this time between the introduction, the individual paper presentations and the discussion. Colloquia proposals should be submitted by the colloquia organiser(s) and include an abstract of no more than 750 words describing the overall colloquium, the names of the individual contributors and the titles of the presentations, as well as the name of the discussant. Submitted proposals should also indicate the expected duration of the colloquium (1, 1.5 or 2 hours). Upon notification of acceptance, the colloquium organiser(s) will be asked to submit all individual abstracts (of no more than 300 words) by the end of March 2017 to be included in the conference programme.



Official language:
The official language of the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists on the theme of New Challenges for Forensic Linguists is English, with the exception of the special track (in Portuguese).

Organized by:
Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Faculty of Law, University of Porto

Organising Committee:
Rui Sousa-Silva (Chair), Belinda Maia (Honorary Chair), Rita Faria, Silvana Mota Ribeiro, Jorge Teixeira, Rui Effe, Joana Forbes, Milaydis Sosa

Contact: IAFLPorto2017@letras.up.pt


flag GSFL Roundtable 2017

Copenhagen, Denmark
flag24th August 2017 - 27th August 2017

Dear Colleagues,

The Fifth Annual Roundtable on Forensic Linguistics and Phonetics will be held from the 24th to the 27th of August 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This year's Roundtable is sponsored by the Germanic Society of Forensic Linguistics (GSFL) in coperation with the University of Copenhagen and the University of Roskilde. The purpose of this conference is to provide FL/FP researchers, educators, and practitioners the opportunity to share their work in an interdisciplinary, supportive, and respectful, scholarly environment.

Paper and poster submissions are cordially welcome on any area of FL/FP. Examples of possible presentation topics include the following:

FORENSIC LINGUISTICS authorship analysis; text comparison; plagiarism detection; linguistic profiling; discourse and speech act; corpus analysis of forensic texts (e.g. confessions, courtroom transcripts, police protocols, suicide letters, threatening letters); the language of (violent) offenders and/or victims;

FORENSIC PHONETICS: speaker discrimination; perceptual speaker identification; earwitnesses; intra- and interspeaker variation; automatic speaker recognition; cross-linguistic voice recognition;

FL/FP AND THE LAW: courtroom interpreting and translating; language testing for citizenship and asylum cases; language minorities and the law; cross-lingual legal discourse analysis; investigative interviewing and/or interrogative practices; deception detection; statutory interpretation;

FL/FP AND EDUCATION: developing FL/FP curricula; FL/FP instructional materials; developing international ties between researchers and practitioners; teaching ethical and professional standards.

All interested participants are requested to submit a 250 word abstract by June 1, 2017 via the NEW GSFL WEBSITE

To encourage continuing interest in FL/FP, a special Emerging Scholars' Day will be held on the 24th of August 2017 for undergraduates and graduates who are interested in researching and working within this field. If you have any questions about the Roundtable, the Emerging Scholars' Day, or the GSFL, please do not hesitate to contact GSFL President Dr. I. M. Nick
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK!

The 2017GSFL Organizational Team


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