Registration IAFL PORTO 2017

Posted on the 13th April 2017 in the category Press Release

The Organising Committee of the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists is delighted to inform all those interested in attending the IAFL Porto 2017 conference that the early bird registration deadline has been extended. All participants registering by 22 April will be able to benefit from early bird fees.

We remind you that further information on registration and fees can be found at:

We look forward to welcoming you to Porto!

The Organising Committee

2017 IAFL conference travel awards

Posted on the 20th March 2017 in the category Press Release

Dear all

I’m delighted to announce the outcome for the 2017 IAFL conference travel awards.

As has become our tradition the awards committee was chaired by the IAFL Vice President, this year Georgina Heydon, and I’d like to thank her and her committee for their diligent work. I should also like to thank all those who applied and although not everyone can be successful in their application, I know that the standard was very high and that we can all look forward to an excellent set of papers at the forthcoming conference.

The IAFL awards committee, has selected the following applicants to receive the awards:

Roger Shuy Award - Esther Wangui Kimani for their paper on “An Honourable Suspect”: (In)Congruity As Legitimization In The International Criminal Court.

Malcolm Coulthard Award - Nicole Payan for their paper on The Least I Can Do Is Speak Out: Projecting Voice Through Aboriginal Oral Traditions.

Teresa M. Turell Award - M. Teresita Adriana Reyes Careaga for their paper on A proposal to classify a forensic speech database in Spanish according to linguistic characteristics.

IAFL Porto Awards

Cristina Greco for their paper on The Falange Armata Letters: Authorship Profiling of Linguistic Markers of Style and Ideology in Italian Terrorist Communication.

Olumide Popoola for their paper on Genre violation as an indicator of deception in online reviews.

Anna Carolina Land Corrêa for their paper on Does “social group” help us elaborate refugee-related policies?

Congratulations to all – I look forward to hearing from you all in July.


As IAFL President

GSFL Roundtable 2017 2nd call for papers

Posted on the 28th February 2017 in the category Press Release


August 24th - August 27th, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark

The purpose of the GSFL Roundtable is to provide FL/FP researchers, educators, and practitioners the opportunity to present and discuss their work within an interdisciplinary, supportive, and respectful scholarly environment. Invited topics for paper and poster abstracts include but are not limited to the following four areas: Forensic Linguistics; Forensic Phonetics; The Law and Forensic Linguistics and Forensic Phonology; Education and Forensic Linguistics and Forensic Phonology. NB: Space will be given on a firstcome first served basis.


Dr. Jens Vedsted-Hansen (Department of Law, Aarhus University, DENMARK) Current challenges to the International Human Rights System: The European situation in view of the asylum and migration crisis

Dr. Bente Jacobsen (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, NORWAY) Court interpreting and pragmatics: A quest for accuracy

Dr. Marit Olave Riis-Johansen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NORWAY) Communicative dilemmas in police interviews of adult witnesses. A Discourse Analytic Approach to Investigative Interviewing

Dr. Mette Hjortshøj Sørensen (Aarhus University and, DENMARK) How Individual is the Individual Speaker: The Issues involved in Forensic Phonetic Comparisons of Single Speakers Against Background Populations.

Dr. Joanne Traynor (Essex Police Department, UNITED KINGDOM) Will your voice be heard? Exploring representations, constructs and recontextualization, during emergency calls to the police

All interested authors are requested to submit a 250-word abstract by June 1, 2017. To submit your abstract, please use the following link:

All submissions must be in either English, German, or Danish. After the deadline, all abstracts will be submitted to a blind review by a team of experts. For more information on the GSFL or the 2017GSFL Roundtable, please use this link:

To encourage continuing interest in Forensic Linguistics, students are also warmly encouraged to attend the Emerging Scholars’ Day on August 24, 2017. please use the following link:

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