Conference – Language and Law in a World of Media, Globalisation and Social Conflicts, Freiburg, Germany

Following the Call for Papers last year, here is more information about the relaunch conference of the International Language and Law Association (ILLA), on legal linguistics and entitled “Language and Law in a World of Media, Globalisation and Social Conflicts“, to be held in Freiburg, Germany from 7 to 9 September 2017.

Below are the stated aims of the conference:

(1) The current state of research in the field of legal linguistics in the context of increasing social conflicts in globalized, multilingual and digitalized societies. Here it is also necessary to bring together the particular research traditions of legal linguistics in different countries – for example in Germany, the United States, Russia and China.

(2) Defining the most important tasks for the young discipline of legal linguistics in different cultural, linguistic, and (inter)national contexts. It will not only be beneficial in the legal domain itself, but it will also generate extensive applicational insights at large, by searching for answers to the following questions: How can research results be transferred into the education of future lawyers both in existing programmes and in new international Master’s degree programmes? How can models of legal linguistics be useful for rethinking methodological problems in the context of transnational and multilingual law in a globalized and digitalized world? How can legal linguistics contribute to understanding and resolving social conflicts? And how can we approach legal linguistics as a “theory of practice” (Bourdieu 2009) and as a practice of courts and legislation?

(3) The foundation and restructuring of ILLA, its future guidelines and organisational framework.

To find out more, see the conference website.

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