Call for abstracts – Fifth International Legal Linguistics Workshop

The fifth International Legal Linguistics Workshop (ILLWS22) will be held on 10 December 2022 online and co-hosted by the Austrian Association of Legal Linguistics (AALL) and the Department of African Language Studies at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

The focus of the workshop is legal linguistics under the theme “Legal Linguistics around the Globe”. It will primarily address, but is not limited to, questions such as:

  • How can critical legal linguistics provide practical answers to questions of national and international language planning and policy in legal contexts?
  • What is critical about critical applied legal linguistics and/or critical sociolinguistics?
  • How can legal linguistics improve the delivery of justice in monolingual legal systems?
  • What is the role of critical legal linguistics in the investigation of power struggles in the world of law and legislation?
  • Which contributions can critical legal linguists make in reducing obstacles of participation in sensitive human rights contexts?
  • What is the role and impact of disruptive technologies on the transformation of legal systems?
  • What are the avenues of interdisciplinary collaboration between critical legal linguistics and research on international business communication?
  • How can the notion of critique in legal linguistics contribute to critical legal language teaching in law schools?

Abstracts will be accepted in the following languages:

  • English
  • isiXhosa
  • German.

For more details see here.

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