[lg policy] call: Regional Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists 2012

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 17 17:07:24 UTC 2012

Regional Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists 2012
Short Title: IAFL2012

Date: 05-Jul-2012 - 07-Jul-2012
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact Person: IAFL2012 Secretariat
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://umconference.um.edu.my/IAFL2012

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Forensic Linguistics

Call Deadline: 29-Feb-2012

Meeting Description:

Regional Conference of the International Association of Forensic
Linguists 2012 (IAFL2012)


This conference aims to explore and share research developments in the
field of forensic linguistics and language and the law by:

- Identifying emerging forensic trends, threats and challenges;
- Discussing issues of language and the law and courtroom practices and
- Examining the roles of languages and linguistics in forensic studies
or contexts.

Theme Areas and Topics:

Language and the Legal Process:

- Language in law
- Specialist lexis
- Judicial matters
- Legislation
- Arbitration
- Disputes
- Proceedings
- Law enforcement
- Legal genres

Language as Evidence:

- Text authenticity
- Authorship attribution
- Forensic phonetics
- Forensic linguistics
- Veracity in language
- Forensic transcription
- Plagiarism

Language, Crime and Law:

- Pragmatics of police interrogations
- Order in the courtroom
- Judges and juries
- Expert witnesses
- Islamic courts
- Court interpreting

Other Related Sub-Themes:

- Applied linguistics in law
- Discourse analysis of legal resources
- Historical developments
- Variations in courts/countries/jurisdictions
- Intercultural matters
- Human rights

2nd Call for Papers:

The organisers cordially invite papers addressing the conference
topics for a 20-minute oral presentation and another 10 minutes for
questions and answers. Please submit a 250-300-word abstract and
60-word biography to the Secretariat and provide your full name and
title, your university or departmental affiliation and the title of
your paper.

Secretariat email: IAFLConf2012gmail.com


Abstract submission deadline: February 29, 2012 (extended)
Notification of abstract acceptance: By March 15, 2012


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