Conference – Spotlight on Courts

The Faculty of Philology at the University of Lodz, Poland, is organising an online conference entitled “Spotlight on Courts: judges and their discourse from a multidisciplinary perspective”. It is the second Focus Workshop of the International Language and Law Association (ILLA) which was relaunched in 2017.

The conference runs from  4-5 March 2021, features a stellar cast of speakers, and includes three half-day sessions with the following panels:

  • judicial discourse and its construal
  • views on judges and courts: constructing identities and reflecting perceptions through discursive practices
  • judicial argumentation and evaluation
  • clarify in judicial discourse
  • judicial interpretation

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Reporting from Freiburg – Language and Law in a World of Media, Globalisation and Social Conflicts

For this guest post, I am delighted to welcome Javier Moreno Rivero, who hails from UCLA (the University of California, Los Angeles). He has a special interest in legal translation, both in academic terms and in practice, with a particular focus on less common languages and migration, and is also the organiser of a highly successful event on jurilinguistics held in Seville last year.

In the report below, Javier shares with those of us who were unable to be there his personal view of the recent conference held in Freiburg, Germany. Over to you Javier! Continue reading