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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NEWS: The 15th 'International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL)' will be hosted by AIFL, Aston University, Birmingham, UK from Monday 5th to Friday 9th of July, 2021.
More info including call for abstracts here: https://easychair.org/cfp/IAFL2021Rui Sousa-Silva@rsousasilva
To appear soon. #forensiclinguistics
: I’m thrilled to be onboard as co-editor of the 2nd edition of this reference handbook alongside Malcolm Coulthard and Alison May. I can hardly wait to see it published. Thanks, @LSemlyen and everyone at @RoutledgeLing for your support. https://twitter.com/LSemlyen/status/1278704370998226950
: Just out: "Perspectivas em Linguística Forense", Almeida, D., Coulthard, M. & Sousa-Silva, R. (Eds.). Available for download: https://bit.ly/lingforenselivro - @daycelestino @timgrant123 @NixxiJ @carolhagemeyer @DrLizCarter1 @j_p_padua