The International Language and Law Association (ILLA) will be relaunched in 2017, with a legal linguistics conference in memory of Peter Tiersma (1952–2014) entitled ‘Language and Law in a World of Media, Globalisation and Social Conflicts: Refounding the International Law and Language Association (ILLA) to make law more transparent‘.
It will be held from 7-9 September 2017 at the University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.
Call for Papers, Panels & Posters
Conceptualized as a small-scale event that facilitates interpersonal contact and interaction, the first international ILLA Conference is designed to host high-quality presentations of original research. The conference invites papers on all aspects of legal linguistics, including (but not limited to) the following topics:
- Semiotics, semantics and pragmatics of law
- Legislation and linguistics of norm genesis
- Multilingualism and law
- Philosophical perspectives on language and law
- Language and law in a diachronic and/or culturally comparative perspective
- Law in the context of computer-mediated communication
- Educational aspects of legal linguistics
- Language theories in law and linguistic theories of law
- Discourse and power in the courtroom
- Forensic Linguistics
- Qualitative and computer-assisted quantitative methods in legal linguistics.
Individual contributors are expected to submit an extended abstract with 800–1000 words with title, theoretical background, research questions, methodological approach and main hypotheses.
Panel proposals under a particular topic are also invited. Prospective panel chairs should propose a question, problem or theme which is important or disputative, and which may have particular relevance to the overall theme of the conference. The focus may be content-related or methodological. [for more details please refer to the conference website]
Last but not least, there is a call for posters: abstracts with 350–400 words are to be submitted including title, theoretical background, research questions, methodological approach and main hypotheses.
The deadline for all submissions of abstracts is 31 August 2016. For full details please see here.