Training – Court interpreting, Birmingham, UK

courtinterpAston University, Birmingham, UK is running a one-day course on Friday 26 September 2014 targeted at interpreters who work in Magistrates Courts, Crown Courts and tribunals.

The course (the first in a series on legal interpreting) will be delivered by Dr Yvonne Fowler, an experienced trainer of legal interpreters for over 20 years. The sessions will be practical and based on the most up to date research. They have been specifically designed for both experienced and aspiring court interpreters rather than for academics or legal practitioners.

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Day course on forensic authorship analysis (UK)

forensic linguisticsThe Centre for Forensic Linguistics at Aston University in the UK is organizing a day course on Forensic Authorship Analysis on Tuesday 19th March 2013.

“Linguistic evidence of who wrote a text has been increasingly accepted in the UK Courts and recent criminal cases have included murder, stalking, extortion and blackmail. The subject of these analyses can vary from long fraud documents or terrorist conspiracy texts, through shorter letters, blog posts or emails, to very short texts such as SMS text messages, Twitter streams or Facebook status updates.

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