Tunisia conference update
Posted on the 9th Oct 2014 in the category Press Release
The organisers of the first African Regional Conference of IAFL have posted the programme of the pre-conference workshop on their Facebook page. Among the speakers will be IAFL President Ed Finegan. The conference will be held from 12 to 14 December 2014 in Sfax, Tunisia.
New Language and Law journal
Posted on the 1st Oct 2014 in the category Press Release
Press release from IAFL's Rui Sousa Silva:
We are delighted to announce that the first issue of the new
international bilingual bi-annual journal Language and Law - Linguagem
e Direito has just been published. The journal is
electronic and available for everyone to download at http://tinyurl.com/linguagem-direito.
Because Language and Law has no printing costs it can be extremely
flexible to individual authors' requirements: not only can it publish
quickly all the high quality articles it receives, but it can also cope
with long appendices, reproduce illustrations, photographs and tables in
colour, and embed sound files and hyperlink as necessary.
We chose the title Language and Law Linguagem e Direito to indicate
that we welcome articles across the whole spectrum of the discipline and
from both practitioners and academic researchers. Thus, for example, the
first issue includes contributions from a chief of police, a public
prosecutor, a professional translator, a professional interpreter and two
expert witnesses, as well as from academic lawyers and linguists.
There is an article by Maria Lúcia Gomes and Denise Carneiro about
Forensic Phonetics in Brazil, and one by Alison Johnson and David Wright
about authorship analysis. Rui Sousa-Silva writes about plagiarism by
translation; Liz Carter about deceptive responses in police interviews,
Marcos Ribeiro and Cristiane Fuzer about honour crimes, Edilson Vitorelli
about the language rights of indigenous Brazilians. Gail Stygall analyses
incomprehensible Jury Instructions while Débora Figueiredo examines
representations of the crime of rape in Brazilian legal texts.
Univeristy of Porto