GSFL Roundtable 2017 2nd call for papers

Posted on the 28th Feb 2017 in the category Press Release

FIFTH ANNUAL ROUNDTABLE IN FORENSIC LINGUISTICS AND PHONETICS

August 24th - August 27th, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark

The purpose of the GSFL Roundtable is to provide FL/FP researchers, educators, and practitioners the opportunity to present and discuss their work within an interdisciplinary, supportive, and respectful scholarly environment. Invited topics for paper and poster abstracts include but are not limited to the following four areas: Forensic Linguistics; Forensic Phonetics; The Law and Forensic Linguistics and Forensic Phonology; Education and Forensic Linguistics and Forensic Phonology. NB: Space will be given on a firstcome first served basis.

CONFIRMED GUEST SPEAKERS

Dr. Jens Vedsted-Hansen (Department of Law, Aarhus University, DENMARK) Current challenges to the International Human Rights System: The European situation in view of the asylum and migration crisis

Dr. Bente Jacobsen (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, NORWAY) Court interpreting and pragmatics: A quest for accuracy

Dr. Marit Olave Riis-Johansen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NORWAY) Communicative dilemmas in police interviews of adult witnesses. A Discourse Analytic Approach to Investigative Interviewing

Dr. Mette Hjortshøj Sørensen (Aarhus University and Kriminalfonetik.dk, DENMARK) How Individual is the Individual Speaker: The Issues involved in Forensic Phonetic Comparisons of Single Speakers Against Background Populations.

Dr. Joanne Traynor (Essex Police Department, UNITED KINGDOM) Will your voice be heard? Exploring representations, constructs and recontextualization, during emergency calls to the police

All interested authors are requested to submit a 250-word abstract by June 1, 2017. To submit your abstract, please use the following link:

http://germanicsocietyforensiclinguistics.org/roundtable/abstractsubmission/.

All submissions must be in either English, German, or Danish. After the deadline, all abstracts will be submitted to a blind review by a team of experts. For more information on the GSFL or the 2017GSFL Roundtable, please use this link: http://germanicsocietyforensiclinguistics.org/.

To encourage continuing interest in Forensic Linguistics, students are also warmly encouraged to attend the Emerging Scholars’ Day on August 24, 2017. please use the following link: http://germanicsocietyforensiclinguistics.org/emerging-scholars-day/


IAFL PORTO 2017 registration and accomodation

Posted on the 25th Jan 2017 in the category Press Release

IAFL PORTO 2017

13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists on the theme of New Challenges for Forensic Linguists

Registration is now open for the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists on the theme of New Challenges for Forensic Linguists. The conference, which is organised jointly by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto aims to identify and discuss new challenges facing Forensic Linguists by sharing the latest research in the field of forensic linguistics/language and the law. The meeting will be held from 10 to 14 July 2017.

An early bird and a regular rate are available. The early bird registration deadline is 15 April 2017). Registration after 15 April 2017 is subject to the regular rate

The fee includes access to all sessions, conference material, lunches and refreshments during the scheduled breaks, and Welcome Reception on Monday evening, 10 July. Not included in the Registration fee: accommodation, Conference Dinner and Excursions (14 July).

Please note that at least one presenter per paper is required to register and pay the Conference fee via the On-line Registration Form https://www.letras.up.pt/gi/eventos/registo.asp?tt=fa before 15 May 2017 so that the Conference programme can be made available in advance.

The organising committee has also negotiated discounted rates on several accommodation possibilities for conference delegates. For further information, visit the conference website http://web.letras.up.pt/IAFLPorto2017 or the webpage https://iaflporto2017.com/accommodation/

The conference will host very high quality papers, posters and colloquia, as well as a pre-conference workshop on authorship analysis (further details coming soon).

The official language of the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists is English, with the exception of the special track on Portuguese Forensic Linguistics (in Portuguese).

We look forward to see you in Porto!

Obrigado. Até já!

IAFL Porto 2017 Organising Committee


***IAFL PORTO 2017*** 2nd call for papers

Posted on the 10th Jan 2017 in the category Press Release

2nd call deadline: 10 January 2017

13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists on the theme of New Challenges for Forensic Linguists

Second call for papers

The University of Porto, in Portugal, will host the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists on the theme of New Challenges for Forensic Linguists. The conference, which is organised jointly by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Law, aims to engage the participants in the debate of the new challenges for Forensic Linguists and Forensic Linguistics, and will be held from 10 to 14 July 2017. After a very successful first call for papers, we are pleased to announce the 2nd Call for Papers: Call deadline: 10 January 2017.

We invite abstract submissions for PAPERS, POSTERS and COLLOQUIA, in English or in Portuguese, 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 policy and 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
Plagiarism
Trademark disputes
Consumer product warnings
Deception and fraud


Other Related Sub-Themes:
Computational Forensic Linguistics
Cybercrime
Online identities and interactive multimodal communication
Multimodal approaches to forensic linguistics
Intercultural mediation
Comparative law


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 submissions page (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iaflporto2017) by 10 January 2017. Please do not include your name, affiliation and email address in the abstract itself. Notifications of acceptance of the first call for papers will be communicated by 15 February 2017.

POSTERS:
Proposals for posters of no more than 300 words, including references, should be sent via the submissions page (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iaflporto2017) by 10 January 2017. Posters, which will be on display during the conference, should be of A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation. Notifications of acceptance will be communicated by 15 February 2017.

COLLOQUIA:
Proposals are invited for colloquia on particular topics related to forensic linguistics/language and the law. Each colloquium should include several independent papers and a joint discussion. Although 15 minutes per paper is recommended, with 5 minutes per paper for discussion, the colloquium organiser(s) will decide on the allocation of this time between the introduction, the individual paper presentations and the discussion. Colloquia proposals should be submitted by the colloquia organiser(s) and include an abstract of no more than 750 words describing the overall colloquium, the names of the individual contributors and the titles of the presentations, as well as the name of the discussant. Submitted proposals should also indicate the expected duration of the colloquium (1, 1.5 or 2 hours). Upon notification of acceptance, the colloquium organiser(s) will be asked to submit all individual abstracts (of no more than 300 words) by the end of March 2017 to be included in the conference programme.



Official language:
The official language of the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists on the theme of New Challenges for Forensic Linguists is English, with the exception of the special track (in Portuguese).

Organized by:
Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Faculty of Law, University of Porto

Organising Committee:
Rui Sousa-Silva (Chair), Belinda Maia (Honorary Chair), Rita Faria, Silvana Mota Ribeiro, Jorge Teixeira, Rui Effe, Joana Forbes, Milaydis Sosa

Contact: IAFLPorto2017@letras.up.pt


GSFL Annual Roundtable 2017

Posted on the 5th Jan 2017 in the category Press Release

Dear Colleagues,

The Fifth Annual Roundtable on Forensic Linguistics and Phonetics will be held from the 24th to the 27th of August 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This year's Roundtable is sponsored by the Germanic Society of Forensic Linguistics (GSFL) in coperation with the University of Copenhagen and the University of Roskilde. The purpose of this conference is to provide FL/FP researchers, educators, and practitioners the opportunity to share their work in an interdisciplinary, supportive, and respectful, scholarly environment.

Paper and poster submissions are cordially welcome on any area of FL/FP. Examples of possible presentation topics include the following:

FORENSIC LINGUISTICS authorship analysis; text comparison; plagiarism detection; linguistic profiling; discourse and speech act; corpus analysis of forensic texts (e.g. confessions, courtroom transcripts, police protocols, suicide letters, threatening letters); the language of (violent) offenders and/or victims;

FORENSIC PHONETICS: speaker discrimination; perceptual speaker identification; earwitnesses; intra- and interspeaker variation; automatic speaker recognition; cross-linguistic voice recognition;

FL/FP AND THE LAW: courtroom interpreting and translating; language testing for citizenship and asylum cases; language minorities and the law; cross-lingual legal discourse analysis; investigative interviewing and/or interrogative practices; deception detection; statutory interpretation;

FL/FP AND EDUCATION: developing FL/FP curricula; FL/FP instructional materials; developing international ties between researchers and practitioners; teaching ethical and professional standards.

All interested participants are requested to submit a 250 word abstract by June 1, 2017 via the NEW GSFL WEBSITE

To encourage continuing interest in FL/FP, a special Emerging Scholars' Day will be held on the 24th of August 2017 for undergraduates and graduates who are interested in researching and working within this field. If you have any questions about the Roundtable, the Emerging Scholars' Day, or the GSFL, please do not hesitate to contact GSFL President Dr. I. M. Nick
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK!

The 2017GSFL Organizational Team


IAFL Biennial Conference 2017

Posted on the 25th Jan 2016 in the category Press Release

I am delighted to announce, on behalf of the executive committee of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, that University of Porto will host the Association’s 13th biennial conference. The conference will be held July 10-14 2017.

I look forward to working with the team from Porto, led by Rui Sousa Silva, and to seeing as many of you as possible at the event.

Tim

As president of IAFL


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