GSFL Annual Roundtable 2017

Posted on the 5th January 2017 in the category Press Release

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

The 2017GSFL Organizational Team

IAFL Biennial Conference 2017

Posted on the 25th January 2016 in the category Press Release

I am delighted to announce, on behalf of the executive committee of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, that University of Porto will host the Association’s 13th biennial conference. The conference will be held July 10-14 2017.

I look forward to working with the team from Porto, led by Rui Sousa Silva, and to seeing as many of you as possible at the event.


As president of IAFL

TV interview IAFL 12

Posted on the 13th November 2015 in the category Press Release

The 20 minute TV interview made by GDTV during the IAFL 12 conference is now online. The link is

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