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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IAFL Porto 2020 - https://mailchi.mp/6bb47e30da70/iafl-porto-2020Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics@AIFL_Aston
: if you happen to be close to Birmingham...
AIFL research talk: Thurs 30th Jan, 4-6pm, Aston MB404D
Dr Emily Chiang will give a talk on 'Rhetorical moves, online grooming and the performance of offenderness'
All welcome, more info here:
Interested in a PhD in forensic linguistics?
Want to join the Aston Institute?
Get in touch with your ideas and you could apply for one of these fully funded studentships. https://twitter.com/AstonLSS/status/1219972613180731392
Fully-funded #PhD #studentships available in English, Languages, Translation Studies, History, Politics & International Relations, Sociology & Policy:
Please spread the word to any students or colleagues who would make strong candidates!
Deadline: March 16