Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
6th Jul 2009 – 9th Jul 2009
VU University, Amsterdam
The Department of Language and Communication at VU University Amsterdam will host the 9th Biennial IAFL Conference on Forensic Linguistics/Language and Law. The meeting is a 4-day conference to be held from the 6th to the 9th of July 2009. Individual papers and posters can deal with all aspects of forensic linguistics/language and law, and may include topics such as:
courtroom interaction police interviews courtroom interpreting and translating the readability/comprehensibility of legal documents the analysis/interpretation of legal texts the communicative challenges of ‘vulnerable’ witnesses language minorities and the legal system the use of linguistic evidence in court authorship/speaker identification the teaching/testing of forensic linguistics/language and law
It is anticipated that the first call for papers for this event will be circulated in July of this year with notification of acceptance of papers being made in January 2009.
We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers:
We look forward to seeing you at the conference!
Inge Dubbeldam, Martha Komter, Joyce Lamerichs, Keun Young Sliedrecht, Petra Sneijder, Wilbert Spooren, Olga Steenhoek-Kolbasina, Tessa van Charldorp, Fleur van der Houwen.
Susan Berg-Seligson, Ron Butters, Janet Cotterill, Malcolm Coulthard, Diana Eades, Ed Finegan, Tim Grant, Chris Heffer, Georgina Heydon, Alison Johnson, Krzysztof Kredens, Greg Matoesian, Frances Rock, Larry Solan, Maria Teresa Turell, Peter Tiersma.