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 fifteen 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.


The 17th edition programme will be available at this link.