Conference – Semioticizing and Semioticized Law, Hangzhou, China

450px-Lingyin_stonepagodaIt’s all happening in Hangzhou, China this May! I recently posted about the Third International Conference on Law, Translation and Culture, to take place from 31 May to 2 June this year. Why not extend your trip and visit this conference too?

The 14th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRSL2013), entitled Semioticizing and Semioticized Law is to be held from 25-29 May 2013 at Zhejiang Police College, Hangzhou and invites theoretical studies, applicational cases, and relevant work-in-progress papers on the key issues in Semiotics and Law.

IRSL2013 promotes research of, and welcomes participation from, researchers of different cultural and language backgrounds from different disciplines and across jurisdictions. The themes include but are not limited to the following strands:

Strand I: Semiotics & Police Language and Discourse

  1. Police recording, transcripts and semiotics
  2. Police surveillance and semiotics
  3. Police language and discourse in drama
  4. Police language and discourse and information processing

Strand II: Semiotics & Judicial Language and Discourse

  1. Courtroom language and semiotics
  2. Courtroom settings and semiotics
  3. Court Interpretation and semiotics
  4. Evidence and semiotics

Strand III: Semiotics & Legislation

  1. Legal terms and information and semiotics
  2. Statutory construction and semiotics
  3. Legal transplant and semiotics
  4. Legal drafting and semiotics

Strand IV: Semiotics & Legal Culture

  1. Multiculturalism in legal settings
  2. Legal cultures in drama
  3. Legal Genres and semiotics

The deadline for abstracts is 10 February 2013, and registration will be from 1 to 31 March 2013. For more details see the website (under construction):

There is a discount available for those presenting at both conferences (the Third International Conference on Law, Translation and Culture and the 14th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law, Semioticizing and Semioticized Law).

Here’s just a taster of what you could visit if you attend the conference(s): the West Lake.

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