23.1791, Calls: Forensic Ling, Discourse Analysis, Socioling/Portugal

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Subject: 23.1791, Calls: Forensic Ling, Discourse Analysis, Socioling/Portugal

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Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2012 07:35:02
From: Rui Sousa-Silva [sousasilva.rui at gmail.com]
Subject: 3rd European Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists

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Full Title: 3rd European Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists 

Date: 15-Oct-2012 - 18-Oct-2012
Location: Porto, Portugal 
Contact Person: Rui Sousa-Silva
Meeting Email: forensic.linguistics at letras.up.pt
Web Site: http://www.linguisticaforense.net 

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Forensic Linguistics; Sociolinguistics 

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2012 

Meeting Description:

The Faculty of Arts/Faculty of Law of the University of Porto (Porto, Portugal) will host the 3rd European Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists on the theme of Forensic Linguistics: Bridging the Gap(s) between Language and the Law. The conference, which is organised jointly by the two Faculties, aims to bridge the gap(s) between language and the law by sharing the latest research in the field of forensic linguistics/language and the law, and will be held from 15 to 18 October 2012.

Keynote Speakers:

Virgínia Colares, Malcolm Coulthard, Edward Finegan


Faculdade de Direito
Universidade do Porto
Rua dos Bragas, 223
4050-123 Porto (Portugal)

Organized by

Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Law

Organising Committee:

Belinda Maia (co-organiser), Rui Sousa-Silva (co-organiser), Rita Faria (co-organiser), Gustavo Laboreiro, Ana Paula Lopes, Fátima Silva, Jorge Teixeira 

2nd Call for Papers:

Call deadline: 30 April 2012

We invite abstract submissions for papers and posters 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 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
Trademark disputes
Consumer product warnings
Deception and fraud

Other Related Sub-Themes:

Computational Forensic Linguistics
Intercultural mediation
Comparative law
Multimodal approaches to forensic linguistics
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 conference website by 30 April 2012. Please do not include your name, affiliation and email address in the abstract itself. Notifications of acceptance will be communicated by 7 May 2012.


Proposals for posters of no more than 300 words, including references, should be sent via the conference website by 30 April 2012. Posters should be of A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation. Unsuccessful individual paper proposals may be invited for presentation alternatively as a poster, but original proposals for posters will be given priority. Notifications of acceptance will be communicated by 7 May 2012.

Official Language:

The official language of the 3rd European Conference of the IAFL on Forensic Linguistics/Language and the Law is English, with the exception of the special track on Portuguese Forensic Linguistics (in Portuguese).


Special session on Forensic Linguistics in Portuguese-speaking countries (Official language: Portuguese)

Special session to discuss Directive 2010/64/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 on the right to interpreting and translation in criminal proceedings
Scientific Committee:

Jordi Cicres, Virgínia Colares, Janet Cotterill, Malcolm Coulthard, Diana Eades, Ed Finegan, Tim Grant, Kate Haworth, Krzysztof Kredens, Nicci MacLeod, Belinda Maia, Luís Sarmento, Larry Solan


forensic.linguistics at letras.up.pt

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