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Message1: Language and Law: Traditions, Trends and Perspectives
Date:30-Jan-2015
From:Halina Sierocka h.sierocka at uwb.edu.pl
LINGUIST List issue http://linguistlist.org/issues/26/26-675.html

 



Full Title: Language and Law: Traditions, Trends and Perspectives 
Short Title: LL2015 

Date: 11-Jun-2015 - 12-Jun-2015
Location: Bia?ystok, Poland 
Contact Person: Halina Sierocka
Meeting Email: blec.uwb at gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.prawo.uwb.edu.pl/prawo_new/faculty.php?p=1411 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Forensic Linguistics; Lexicography; Translation 

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 27-Feb-2015 

Meeting Description:

The Bia?ystok Legal English Centre (BLEC) is happy to announce its second international conference: Language and Law - Traditions, Trends and Perspectives which will take place at the Faculty of Law, University of Bia?ystok, Poland. 

The conference aspires to provide a forum for sharing both theoretical and empirical findings, as well as pedagogical practices on the broad topic of Legal English. It is hoped that the contributions will cover issues concerning research traditions, current trends and perspectives in the subject area.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Vijay Kumar Bhatia
Prof. Maurizio Gotti
Prof. Charles Hall

Registration: By 24 March 2015

The conference fee i.e. 210 EUR or 850 PLN: includes two-day conference programme, publication of papers, accommodation in double room with breakfast (for 10/11 June and 11/12 June), coffee breaks, lunch on Thursday and Friday and conference social event (11 June).

Cancellation Policy:

100% of the conference fee is reimbursed if the cancellation is notified no later than 10 May 2015. 
50% of the conference fee is reimbursed if the cancellation is notified no later than 30 May 2015. 
No conference fees are reimbursed if the cancellation is notified after 1 June 2015.
Please note all bank charges are to be borne by the participant. 

Call for Papers:

Possible themes include, but are not limited to the following subject areas:

1. Legal languages and legal discourse

- Legal genres
- Analysis of legal discourse
- Development of legal language
- Legal terminology
- The European Union legal language
- Legal discourse in different legal systems
- Methodological aspects of academic genre analysis

2. Teaching and learning Legal English

- Modern approaches & methods used in teaching Legal English
- Developing language skills in a Legal English course
- Syllabus design
- Needs analysis for legal professionals
- The role of authentic materials
- Developing materials for Legal English classes
- The role of the Legal English teacher
- The impact of information technology on teaching and learning Legal English (e-learning, webinars, blended learning)
- Assessment and grading in a Legal English course
- International certificates of Legal English (TOLES & ILEC)

3. Legal translation and court interpreting:

- Issues in translation and interpretation
- Teaching and learning legal translation and court interpreting
- Sworn translators and interpreters in legal proceedings
- Harmonisation and standardisation in translation and interpretation
- Terminology and lexicography

4. Teaching law in English

- Team teaching
- Students' inadequacies in the specialist subject
- Language or content - English for Specific Purposes (ESP) or a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach?
- Learners' specialist knowledge etc.
 
5. Other issues in English for Specific Purposes

Important Dates:

Submission of abstracts for presentation: No later than 27 February 2015
Notification of acceptance: By 10 March 2015


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