Topics

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The School addresses subjects within the broadly defined discipline of forensic linguistics. Generally speaking, it is concerned with the role, shape and evidential value of language in legal and forensic settings. We have covered the following topics throughout the School’s fourteen editions:

analysis of legal discourse,
structure and semantics of statutes and legal instruments,
legal terminology,
legal translation and interpreting,
speech style in the courtroom,
social organisation of conversation in legal settings,
structure of cross-examination,
sociopragmatic aspects of interpreting in court,
comprehensibility of legal instruments,
language and disadvantage before the law,
linguistic minorities and linguistic human rights,
forensic text analysis,
forensic phonetics,
trade name and domain name disputes.


15th EDITION PROGRAMME

Monday 11 July

Krzysztof Kredens Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Substance and scope
Krzysztof Kredens Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Legal status of linguistic evidence

Isabel Picornell Authorship analysis I
Isabel Picornell Authorship analysis II

ISSFLA 2016 Special Presentation: Prof. John Gibbons, Monash University

Tuesday 12 July

Janet Ainsworth Legal language and statutory interpretation
Janet Ainsworth Linguistic interpretation of product warning labels

Nicci MacLeod Assuming identities online – tracking and tracing multiple linguistic identities I
Nicci MacLeod Assuming identities online – tracking and tracing multiple linguistic identities II

Wednesday 13 July

Krzysztof Kredens Disputed meanings I
Krzysztof Kredens Disputed meanings II

Ria Perkins Sociolinguistic profiling I
Ria Perkins Sociolinguistic profiling II

Thursday 14 July

Isabel Picornell Authorship analysis III
Isabel Picornell Detecting deception through language

Krzysztof Kredens Linguistic issues in legal interpreting
Krzysztof Kredens Linguistic issues in forensic transcription and translation