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Second Call for Abstracts: International Association of Forensic Linguists – Melbourne Conference 2019

Abstracts are invited for IAFL 2019 by 15th February, 2019 – submit here.

The 14th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists will be held from 1st – 5th July, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia at RMIT University.

The IAFL 2019 Conference theme is Accessing justice through language.

The conference website is https://iaflconference2019.wordpress.com/

Organising Committee

Georgina Heydon (IAFL President), RMIT University

Ikuko Nakane, University of Melbourne

Peter Gray, Federal Court (ret.)

Greg Reinhardt, Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration

Contact email: iaflconference2019@gmail.com

Call for Abstracts

This Call for Abstracts closes on 15th February, 2019.

Abstracts must be submitted via ConfTool https://www.conftool.org/iafl2019/

 

Some basic guidelines are provided below and specific instructions for using the submission tool can be found on the submission website. If you are submitting an abstract you will be required to create a user account. You can create a user account first and submit your abstract at another time.

 

Submission Deadline: 15th February, 2019, 4:00 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC +11 hours).

 

Abstracts

Abstracts are invited for individual papers, and posters. The deadline for abstract submission is 4:00 p.m. on 15th February, 2019 (AEDT; UTC+11). If you need to renew your membership or create a guest account, you should do so at least 3 hours before the submissions deadline, to allow for changes to take place in the system. Requests relating to membership or guest accounts later than this may mean that you are unable to submit your abstract by the deadline.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words are invited which address one or more of the conference sub-themes:

Language and the legal process Courtroom, police and prison discourse; Investigative interviewing; Power and the law; The comprehensibility of legal documents; Interviews with vulnerable witnesses in the legal system.

Linguistic evidence and investigative linguistics: Forensic phonetics and speaker identification; Transcription and Translation of Covert Recordings; Forensic stylistics; Linguistic determination of nationality; Authorship analysis; Plagiarism; Trademark disputes; Consumer product warnings; Deception and fraud.

Interpreting and translating in legal contexts: Multilingual matters in legal contexts; Linguistic disadvantage before the law; Language minorities and the legal system.

The language of the law: The history of legal languages; Legal genres; Critical approaches to legal languages; Language policy and language rights; Offensive language.

Education and training: The role of literacy in legal languages; Language education for law professionals; School-based program for language awareness.

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: Papers are formal presentations on a contribution of original knowledge by one or more authors within a thirty-minute period, including 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. Paper presentations will be organized into sessions of 2-3 papers grouped by strand or theme.

All presenters must present their work during their scheduled time. No time changes will be allowed even if the previous presenter is absent or has finished early. Each presenter must make sure that they respect their allocated time in order to allow for the other presenters in the session to set up their equipment and start on time.

 

POSTERS: Poster presentations are intended for face-to-face discussions of research. Posters are especially effective for information that can be presented visually (e.g. charts, graphs, tables, diagrams). Prospective presenters are encouraged to consider posters, because of the opportunity they provide for extended discussion with other researchers. There will be a designated poster session scheduled, and presenters are required to be present at their posters during the session. For the rest of the period, presenters may choose to stay at their poster board at their discretion.

 

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Roundtable on Forensic Linguistics

Mainz, Germany

7th Sep 2013 – 8th Sep 2013

The Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics (GSFL) Roundtable will take place at the end of the 2013 International Summer School for Forensic Linguistic Analysis, also held in Mainz this year (September 2nd-­‐6th
http://www.forensiclinguistics.eu/ )

Abstracts are invited in all of the following areas:

• Forensic Linguistics
• Language,the Law,and the Legal Process
• Forensic Linguistics and Education

Undergraduate and graduate students will have an opportunity to present their work and receive constructive feedback.

Abstracts are due June 15, 2013 to Dr. I. M. Laversuch Nick at mavi.yaz@web.de.

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63rd Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association

St. John’s University, New York City

20th Apr 2018 – 22nd Apr 2018

Theme: Language and Religion

The theme of this conference, “Language and Religion,” draws on the universal notion of a bond between speech and worship. This bond fosters group identity and determines social roles. To the degree that language and religion shapes self-identification as the basis for determining one’s membership in the social group, it likewise establishes perspectives on those considered as outsiders. One of the most significant indicators of this emic-etic distinction involves the use of language appropriate to insiders that reveals who is a member and who is not, such as in the classic example of the shibboleth. Areas of interest to the conference theme include, but are not limited to, scholarly studies of liturgical language and speech acts, religious diglossia, calques and traductology in sacred texts, religion as political language, etc.

Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:

• hieratic language

• the speech registers of different religious practices

• ritual speech and performance

• languages used in religious practices and texts (e.g., Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, etc.)

• translation of sacred texts

• use of the vernacular in the liturgy

• language in missionary activity

• language of spiritual experience

• intelligibility of religious texts

• religion and language variation

• religion and cognition

• religion and the internet

• language learning for religious purposes

• language and religion under different political circumstances (e.g., colonialism, capitalism, autocracy)

In keeping with the ILA tradition, we also invite individual papers or posters on other areas of linguistics.

Guidelines for Proposals

A paper or poster title and anonymous abstract of between 300 and 400 words, excluding references, is required along with a summary abstract for the conference booklet of no more than 150 words. On a separate page, the primary author’s name, institutional affiliation, email address, and phone number, along with any additional authors’ names/affiliations, must be included. Proposals will be blind-reviewed for quality and originality.

Submissions should contain mainly new material and must not have been published previously in order to be considered. All proposals should be emailed in a MSWord (.doc, .docx) file and using “ILA2018” in the subject line, to Ms. Annika Wendt, ILA Secretary at awendt@ilaword.org by Monday, January 15, 2018. Proposal acceptances will be sent by Saturday, February 24, 2018. The author(s) whose proposals have been accepted for the ILA Annual Conference must register before the registration deadline (Monday, March 12, 2018) in order to be included in the Conference Program.

Send inquiries to one of the Co-Chairs: Walter Petrovitz, wp@stjohns.edu; Kathleen O’Connor-Bater, oconnorbaterk@oldwestbury.edu

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2019 IAFL biennial conference – July 1-5, 2019

Save the date! We are delighted to announce that our next biennial conference will take place in Melbourne, Australia, July 1-5, 2019. We look forward to your participation in what we know will be a fantastic conference. Check back here later this year for a Call for Papers and links for information on travel, accommodations, and scheduling.

Janet Ainsworth, Vice-President, International Association of Forensic Linguists

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GSFL Roundtable 2017

Copenhagen, Denmark

24th Aug 2017 – 27th Aug 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 <mavi.yaz@web.de). <br=””>
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK!

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

The University of Porto

10th Jul 2017 – 14th Jul 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

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GSFL Fourth Annual Roundtable on Forensic Linguistics and Phonetics

Mainz Germany

26th Aug 2016 – 28th Jul 2016

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. Paper and poster abstracts are invited on any aspect of FL/FP research. All interested authors are requested to submit a 250-word abstract by June 17, 2016 using this submission form (extended deadline). 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, which will take place on August 26th. 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 see: http://www.gsfl.info/roundtable–16.html

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Third Annual GSFL Roundtable in Forensic Linguistics

Mainz, Germany

4th Sep 2015 – 6th Sep 2015

The purpose of the GSFL Roundtable is to provide researchers, teachers, and practitioners working within forensic linguistics the opportunity to present and discuss their work within an interdisciplinary setting. All interested authors are requested to submit a 250-word abstract by June 15, 2015 using this link. Submissions may be in either English or German but must conform with the LSA stylistic regulations. After the deadline, all abstracts will be submitted to blind review.

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IAFL 12th biennial conference

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China

6th Jul 2015 – 9th Jul 2015

The twelfth Biennial Conference on Forensic Linguistics (Language and Law) of the International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL) is going to take place at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) in Guangzhou, China from July 6 to July 9, 2015. This is IAFL’s first biennial conference in Asia. The conference theme is Language and Law: Information, Interaction, and Integration. More details can be found on the conference website.