Who are we?
The AALL is a non-profit scientific organisation striving for excellence in the investigation of language use in legal contexts. The association consists primarily of scholars from legal linguistics and the legal domain. Our research focuses on statutory interpretation, linguistic evidence in the juridical process, speaker recognition and identification, and commentaries on legal developments.
Meet the Executive Board
Mag. Daniel Leisser, BA – Founder and president
Daniel Leisser holds a BA in English and American Studies and an MA in English language and history. He is currently an LLM student of the University of Edinburgh. Daniel specialises in statutory interpretation, legislative drafting, contract formation, and the theory of legal aptitude testing.
Luke Green, BMus – Co-founder and treasurer
Luke Green is a student of English and German and a tutor for English linguistics at the University of Vienna, as well as a graduate of Music from Canterbury Christ Church University. His research interests include phonetics & phonology in the contexts of diachronic language change, speaker recognition and language teaching.
Victoria Ameringer, BA – Vice-president and UK representant
Victoria Ameringer acquired her BA degree in English and American Studies at the University of Vienna. Her research interests lie in the areas of psycho and neurolinguistics, speech and language disorders, and computer programming for speech and language processing, which she pursues in her MSc degree in Psychology of Language at the University of Edinburgh.
Christina Novak – Secretary
Currently, Christina Novak is studying English and Spanish in the 2nd part of the teacher training programme at the University of Vienna. Her research interests lie in the areas of politeness in business communication, speaker identification in criminal investigations, and social media interaction.
Katharina Reschenhofer, BA – Vice-secretary
Barbara Katharina Reschenhofer obtained her BA in English & American Studies at the University of Vienna, minoring in Global Corporate Management and Communication Studies. She is currently working towards completing her MA degree in Anglophone Cultures, whilst teaching in the field of children’s and adult’s English education.
Further contact people
Iris Paur – Research group coordinator
Iris Paur is currently in the course of completing her teaching degree in English and French at the University of Vienna. Her main research interests include the corpus-based analysis of discourse, especially in the contexts of speaker recognition/identification, linguistic profiling and lie/deception detection.