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13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists on the theme of New Challenges for Forensic Linguists

The University of Porto

10th Jul 2017 – 14th Jul 2017

13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists on the theme of New Challenges for Forensic Linguists

The University of Porto, in Portugal, will host the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists on the theme of New Challenges for Forensic Linguists. The conference, which is organised jointly by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Law, aims to engage the participants in the debate of the new challenges for Forensic Linguists and Forensic Linguistics, and will be held from 10 to 14 July 2017.

We invite abstract submissions for PAPERS, POSTERS and COLLOQUIA, in English or in Portuguese, dealing with forensic linguistics / language and the law including, but not limited to:

Legal Languages:
The history of legal languages
The role of literacy in legal languages
Legal genres
Critical approaches to legal languages
Language education for law professionals

Legal Discourse:
Courtroom, police and prison discourse
Investigative interviewing
Multilingual matters in legal contexts
Power and the law
The comprehensibility of legal documents
Interviews with vulnerable witnesses in the legal system

Language minorities and the legal system:
Linguistic disadvantage before the law
Courtroom interpreting and translation
Human Rights matters

Law on language:
Language policy and language rights
Offensive language
The linguist as expert witness

Linguistic evidence and investigative linguistics:
Forensic phonetics and speaker identification
Forensic stylistics
Linguistic determination of nationality
Authorship analysis
Plagiarism
Trademark disputes
Consumer product warnings
Deception and fraud

Other Related Sub-Themes:
Computational Forensic Linguistics
Cybercrime
Online identities and interactive multimodal communication
Multimodal approaches to forensic linguistics
Intercultural mediation
Comparative law

INDIVIDUAL PAPERS:
Individual papers are invited for presentations of 20 minutes, with a further 10 minutes for questions. Abstracts of no more than 300 words, including references, should be sent via the submissions page (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iaflporto2017) by 10 January 2017. Please do not include your name, affiliation and email address in the abstract itself. Notifications of acceptance of the first call for papers will be communicated by 15 February 2017.

POSTERS:
Proposals for posters of no more than 300 words, including references, should be sent via the submissions page (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iaflporto2017) by 10 January 2017. Posters, which will be on display during the conference, should be of A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation. Notifications of acceptance will be communicated by 15 February 2017.

COLLOQUIA:
Proposals are invited for colloquia on particular topics related to forensic linguistics/language and the law. Each colloquium should include several independent papers and a joint discussion. Although 15 minutes per paper is recommended, with 5 minutes per paper for discussion, the colloquium organiser(s) will decide on the allocation of this time between the introduction, the individual paper presentations and the discussion. Colloquia proposals should be submitted by the colloquia organiser(s) and include an abstract of no more than 750 words describing the overall colloquium, the names of the individual contributors and the titles of the presentations, as well as the name of the discussant. Submitted proposals should also indicate the expected duration of the colloquium (1, 1.5 or 2 hours). Upon notification of acceptance, the colloquium organiser(s) will be asked to submit all individual abstracts (of no more than 300 words) by the end of March 2017 to be included in the conference programme.

Official language:
The official language of the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists on the theme of New Challenges for Forensic Linguists is English, with the exception of the special track (in Portuguese).

Organized by:
Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Faculty of Law, University of Porto

Organising Committee:
Rui Sousa-Silva (Chair), Belinda Maia (Honorary Chair), Rita Faria, Silvana Mota Ribeiro, Jorge Teixeira, Rui Effe, Joana Forbes, Milaydis Sosa

Contact: IAFLPorto2017@letras.up.pt

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GSFL Fourth Annual Roundtable on Forensic Linguistics and Phonetics

Mainz Germany

26th Aug 2016 – 28th Jul 2016

The purpose of the GSFL Roundtable is to provide FL/FP researchers, educators, and practitioners the opportunity to present and discuss their work within an interdisciplinary, supportive, and respectful scholarly environment. Paper and poster abstracts are invited on any aspect of FL/FP research. All interested authors are requested to submit a 250-word abstract by June 17, 2016 using this submission form (extended deadline). All submissions must be in either English or German. After the deadline, all abstracts will be submitted to blind review. ​To encourage continuing interest in and awareness of FL/FP, students are also warmly welcomed to attend a special Emerging Scholar Day, which will take place on August 26th. During this event, undergraduate and graduate students will have an opportunity to present their work and receive constructive feedback from peers and scholars in the field. For more information see: http://www.gsfl.info/roundtable–16.html

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Mainz, Germany

4th Sep 2015 – 6th Sep 2015

The purpose of the GSFL Roundtable is to provide researchers, teachers, and practitioners working within forensic linguistics the opportunity to present and discuss their work within an interdisciplinary setting. All interested authors are requested to submit a 250-word abstract by June 15, 2015 using this link. Submissions may be in either English or German but must conform with the LSA stylistic regulations. After the deadline, all abstracts will be submitted to blind review.

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IAFL 12th biennial conference

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China

6th Jul 2015 – 9th Jul 2015

The twelfth Biennial Conference on Forensic Linguistics (Language and Law) of the International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL) is going to take place at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) in Guangzhou, China from July 6 to July 9, 2015. This is IAFL’s first biennial conference in Asia. The conference theme is Language and Law: Information, Interaction, and Integration. More details can be found on the conference website.

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Borj Dhiaya Hotel, Sfax,Tunisia

12th Dec 2014 – 14th Dec 2014

We are delighted to announce that the Laboratory on Approaches to Discourse & the Research Unit in Obligations and Arbitration, University of Sfax,Tunisia, will host a regional conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists on the theme of ‘Forensic Linguistics/Language and the Law: Foundations and Future Avenues’. It is the first international conference on forensic linguistics/language and the law to be co-sponsored by IAFL in Africa and in the Arab world. Please see the conference website for details.

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InterCity Hotel, Mainz

5th Sep 2014 – 7th Sep 2014

The purpose of the GSFL Roundtable is to provide researchers, teachers, and practitioners working within all sub-­areas of forensic linguistics the opportunity to present and discuss their work within an interdisciplinary setting. The first day of the 2014 GSFL will be devoted to special informational sessions for students interested in pursuing graduate level work in Forensic Linguistics or Forensic Phonetics.

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Language and Law in Social Practice – 3rd International Conference

Royal Palace, Caserta

14th May 2014 – 17th May 2014

Drawing on some of the topics and discussions covered in the 2nd International Conference (10-11-12 May 2012), this third symposium seeks to expand on the relationship between law and language by exploring the role of legal discourse in a wide array of social/institutional settings, where it is an integral and constitutive part of the ‘social practices’ manifested in different languages, cultures and societies. The understanding of legal discourses and practices includes not only the legal rules, institutions, and processes constructed as part of social structures and systems, but also their impact on other diverse social categories and values where the agency of language-discourse is involved in various aspects of social life.

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Forensic Linguistics Colloquium at AAAL

Portland, Oregon

22nd Mar 2014 – 25th Mar 2014

The following colloquium will be presented at the 2014 AAAL (American Association of Applied Linguists) conference in Portland, Oregon

Forensic Linguistic Experts: Unique Challenges in North American Court Systems

This colloquium focuses on applying linguistic expertise in legal cases. It emphasizes the “nuts and bolts” of doing case work, not linguistic analyses, thus can be of potential interest to a range of applied linguists. The colloquium can 1) prepare experienced linguists for their first casework; and 2) introduce possible content for various professional development settings, including applied linguistics programs.

 

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Language and the Law – Bridging the Gaps

Florianopolis, Brazil

11th Dec 2013 – 13th Dec 2013

Language and the Law – Bridging the Gaps is the first International Conference to be jointly sponsored by ALIDI (the newly formed Association for Language and Law for Speakers of Portuguese) and the IAFL, (the International Association of Forensic Linguists). The official languages of the Conference will be English and Portuguese.

Click here to go to the conference webpage.