Conference – Legal Translation, Court Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics (Legal Linguistics), Poznan, Poland

8067738509_d58ce8ac2b_zThe Institute of Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University is holding the Ninth International Conference on Legal Translation, Court Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics (Legal Linguistics), from 4th to 6th of July (Friday-Sunday) 2014 in Poznan, Poland.

The organizers’ aim is to provide a forum for discussion in those scientific fields where linguistic and legal interests converge, and to facilitate integration between linguists, computer scientists and lawyers from all around the world.

Papers are invited on the following topics:

FORENSIC LINGUISTICS IN GENERAL

  • (comparative) forensic linguistics
  • forensic phonetics
  • forensic authorship attribution
  • forensic stylistic
  • linguists as expert witnesses
  • linguistic features of forgeries and counterfeits of public documents

LEGAL TRANSLATION AND COURT INTERPRETING

  • legal translation;
  • court interpreting;
  • teaching legal translation and court interpreting
  • certified translators and interpreters in legal proceedings
  • mistranslation and misinterpreting in legal context

LEGAL LANGUAGES AND LEGAL DISCOURSE

  • legal linguistics
  • history of legal language
  • legal terminology
  • legal genres
  • EU legal language
  • analysis of legal discourse
  • structure and semantics of statutes and other legal instruments;
  • development of legal languages
  • legal and linguistic interpretation of texts formulated in legal language
  • teaching legal language
  • speech style in the courtroom
  • comprehensibility of legal instruments
  • Plain Language Campaigns
  • linguistic aspects of cross-examination
  • technicality in legal language

HISTORY OF LAW AND LEGAL SYSTEMS

  • history of legal systems
  • comparative study of legal systems
  • common law versus civil law countries

LAWS ON LANGUAGES

  • language rights
  • linguistic minorities and linguistic human rights
  • language and disadvantage before the law

For further information and to register, please see the conference website here.

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