Conference – Cutting Through Medicine, Law and Other Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Challenges and Opportunities

The Centre for Research in Language and Law (CRILL) within the Department of Law of the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy is organising an online version of their regular biennial conference. This year it is entitled “Cutting Through Medicine, Law and Other Disciplines Interdisciplinary Challenges and Opportunities” and will be held on 20-21-22 May 2021.

UPDATE: Full conference programme now available! Click here and here for PDF.

This 6th CRILL conference aims to provide a stage for an extensive exploration of the interface between medicine, law and other disciplines or professions and offers opportunities to understand how this integrative, interactive interdisciplinary process can be examined through the lenses of language, discourse and communication.

The deadline for abstract submission is 28 February 2021.

The organisers invite original paper presentations to contribute to any of the broad areas listed below:

  1. Cross-wise issues raised by paradigmatic cases of bioethics and law, nursing ethics and law, pharmacy ethics and law, bioethics and religion, risk management and ethics, social inclusion and bioethics, environmental ethics;
  2. Interdisciplinary approaches to healthcare policy and law, human rights, prison custody in health and justice systems, including the effects of those interactions on public health and wellbeing, race, gender, education, and culture;
  3. Melding clinical expertise from collaboration with interdisciplinary teams and interacting professions in the delivery of client health care, including group knowledge and skills such as negotiation, compromise, conflict resolution, consensus, and issues of roles and responsibilities of health care team members;
  4. Frameworks for digitalization of clinical healthcare delivery among stakeholders, from consumer-centred education, through political, financial and regulatory conditions, to medical profession-specific automated systems of performance, including data privacy and security, and market power and ideology;
  5. Globalization and dislocation of healthcare delivery among nationals, foreigners, or minorities, including implications for professional-to- layperson medical communication practices and collaborative efforts between language and health professions in curriculum design for medical language proficiency.

Contributions are welcomed on these and other related topic areas using a range of scholarly approaches to theoretical and methodological debates. Such approaches include, but are not limited to:

  • discourse (textual) and (critical) genre analysis
  • critical discourse analysis
  • conversation analysis
  • corpus-based discourse analysis
  • multimodal discourse analysis
  • mediated discourse analysis
  • ethnography and (intercultural) communication
  • interactional sociolinguistics/sociolinguistics of globalization
  • pragmatics
  • EIL/ELF
  • forensic linguistics
  • translation/interpreting studies

In addition to (applied) linguists, the conference brings together academics and practitioners from the medical, legal and other backgrounds to exchange new ideas as well as discuss the challenges encountered and solutions adopted.

More details, including of keynote speakers, can be found here. No registration fees apply – the conference is to be held online through University Microsoft Teams.

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