The book Forensic Linguistics in Australia: Origins, Progress and Prospects, by Diana Eades, Helen Fraser and Georgina Heydon has just been published online by Cambridge University Press.
It presents an account of forensic linguistics in Australia since the first expert linguistic evidence in 1959, through early work in the 1970s-1980s, the defining of the discipline in the 1990s, and into the current era.
It starts with a consideration of some widespread misconceptions about language that affect the field and some problematic ideologies in the law. Continue reading →
A Handbook on Legal Languages and the Quest for Linguistic Equality in South Africa and Beyond is an interdisciplinary publication located in the discipline of forensic linguistics/ language and law. This handbook includes varying comparative African and global case studies on the use of language(s) in courtroom discourse and higher education institutions: Kenya; Morocco; Nigeria; Australia; Belgium; Canada; and India. Continue reading →
A Canadian Symposium on Language and Law will take place at York University, Toronto, Canada from 16-18 June 2023.
The Canadian Symposium on Language and Law will draw together both researchers and practitioners from all areas of language and law (e.g., linguistics, psychology, sociolegal studies, policing, law) and those working within the often siloed subfields such as jurilinguistique, jurilinguistics, legal linguistics, and forensic linguistics, in order to build a research network that will facilitate the coalescence and growth of the field in Canada and will address Canadian justice issues. Continue reading →
The University of Nantes is hosting an online seminar with Julien Longhi on 21 May 2021 at 14.00 -16.00 CET. He will present the debate in France surrounding the use of forensic linguistics in the “Petit Grégory” case.
This is the closing seminar of the 2021 “Séminaire francophone tournant de jurilinguistique” series.
Following my recent compendium of legal translation courses (see here), and in view of the growth in the discipline of forensic linguistics, today’s post aims to give you a flavour of forensic linguistics courses available at universities worldwide. Continue reading →
I am delighted to inform you that the First Southern Africa Regional Conference of the International Association of the Forensic Linguists, “New Frontiers of Justice in Forensic Linguistics” will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 16 to 17 April 2018, at the Lagoon Beach Hotel, hosted by Cape Peninsula University of Technology in affiliation with Rhodes University.
I’m happy to announce today the recent publication by Routledge of Phraseology in Legal and Institutional Settings – A Corpus-based Interdisciplinary Perspective, edited by Stanislaw Goźdź-Roszkowski and Gianluca Pontrandolfo.
The volume is intended to be a resource for linguists interested in phraseology as well as lawyers and legal scholars, translators, lexicographers, terminologists and students who wish to pursue research in the area.
The Germanic Society of Forensic Linguistics (GSFL), in cooperation with the University of Copenhagen and the University of Roskilde have announced the Fifth Roundtable in Forensic Linguistics and Forensic Phonetics, to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 24 to 27 August 2017.
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