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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If you research and/or do casework in forensic linguistics, please consider taking 15 minutes to complete this short questionnaire. We are inviting the community to reflect on the coverage and representation of forensic linguistics in the media.
If you are a caseworker or researcher in forensic linguistics, we would like to know your opinion on our discipline in the media. Please complete the survey before 13th December. @DrSheilaQueralt, Roser Giménez and @WrightDW
🚨Call for Papers: 2022 conference of the International Association for Forensic and Legal Linguistics (@IAFLL). Porto, Portugal, July 18-21, 2022.
The call, details of the conference and instructions for submission are here:
🚨If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in forensic linguistics, there are *fully-funded* opportunities at NTU. Details of NTU's PhD Studentship Scheme 2022 and how to apply are available here⬇️. Any questions, just get in touch! @ntu_research @ntuhum.