In its broadest sense, “forensic linguistics” covers all areas where law and language intersect:
Legislation; comprehensibility of legal documents; analysis and interpretation of legal texts; legal genres; history of legal languages; legal discourse; multilingual matters in legal contexts; discourse analysis of legal resources; language and disadvantage before the law; language minorities and the legal system; language rights; power and the law; intercultural matters and mediation in legal contexts.
Interviews with vulnerable witnesses; communicative challenges of vulnerable witnesses; police interviews; investigative interviewing; language testing of asylum seekers; bilingual courtrooms and second-language issues; courtroom interpreting; courtroom interaction; courtroom translating; courtroom language; police language; prison language; language addressed to judge and jury in common and civil law courtrooms.
Authorship analysis and attribution; plagiarism; speaker identification and voice comparison; compiling corpora (statements, confessions, suicide notes); computational author identification or profiling; consumer product warnings; language as evidence in civil cases (trademark, contract disputes, defamation, product liability, deceptive trade practices, copyright infringement); dialectology and sociolinguistics; semantics; pragmatics and speech act analysis.
Practice and ethics of expert testimony; presentation of linguistic evidence; linguists as expert witnesses; teaching/testing of forensic linguistics/language and law; language education for law professionals.
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Tomorrow, 12:00-13:00, AIFL's @tahmineh_tayebi & @DrPamLowe are talking about their 'Abuse and harassment in anti-abortion campaigns' project.
All welcome to join, more information and to register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lunchtime-research-with-english-dr-tahmineh-tayebi-and-dr-pam-lowe-tickets-123165077061Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics@AIFL_Aston
Do you want to learn about the ethics lawyers need to consider when using expert witnesses? Heck yes you do! My good friend Larry Solan and I will talk about that on Dec 3 at this #ForensicLinguistics symposium. https://twitter.com/AIFL_Aston/status/1328336728961249281
The abstracts are now available for our next symposium, 3rd Dec, 1-4pm (UK) on Zoom.
'Researcher and practitioner ethics in Forensic Linguistics'
More details and to register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/researcher-and-practitioner-ethics-in-forensic-linguistics-tickets-120386379903
Join us for the next #AIFLThursSeminar, 19th Nov, 16:00-17:00 (UK) on Teams.
William Dance (@williampdance), Lancaster University,
'Disinformation online: social media users’ motivations for sharing false content'