Forensic Linguistics Conference

Carmen Caldas-Coulthard c.r.caldas-coulthard at
Wed Nov 6 10:40:57 UTC 2013

For your information

[X]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.

The conference will be jointly hosted by PPGI (the Postgraduate Programme in English) and PGET (the Postgraduate Programme in Translation Studies), both at UFSC (the Federal University of Santa Catarina) in Florianopolis, Brazil. The Conference will take place in the Centre for Communication and Expression on the main University campus.

The Federal University of Santa Catarina, (UFSC)
The Federal University is ranked as the 5th best in South America. Not only does it not charge fees for students, but it actually offers generous maintenance bursaries to a significant number of postgraduate students. There is a campus map on the fourth page of the following website, and the Conference will be located in the CCE building which is just to the left of the centre of the map.

Plenary Speakers
Professor Larry Solan (CV Link) of the Brooklyn Law School
 Dr Ricardo Molina, Brazil’s most famous Forensic Phonetician
 (CV  Link
 Dr Luis Otavio Pimentel (CV Link)
Head of UFSC’s Postgraduate Law Programme
Organising Committee
Dr Malcolm Coulthard, Chair
 Dr. Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard, Co-Chair
Dr. Rui Souza-Silva, Dr. Virginia Colares, Dr. Debora Figueiredo
Bruna Abreu, Caroline Hagemeyer, Dienifer Maliska, Katia Muck, Luciane Frohlich, Marina Goncalves, Martha Martins,  Sabrina Jorge, Dra Virginia Colares.

For more information, access the Conference Webpage at:

Dr. Carmen Caldas-Coulthard
University of Birmingham, UK
Senior Research Fellow
English Department

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