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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🚨The IAFLL is now seeking proposals from members who wish to host the 2023 and 2025 biennial international conferences. Follow the link below for details and how to make enquiries and submit proposals.🚨
UPDATE: The IAFLL website has been updated with the details of the new Executive Committee, their roles and responsibilities.
Exciting times for @_IAFL2
We are now the International Association of Forensic and Legal Linguistics (IAFLL). And I am honoured and excited to be President.