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
Daniel Leisser – 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.
Thomas Kronschläger – Vice-president
Thomas Kronschläger is currently finishing his teaching degree in German and English at the University of Vienna and will be working as a research assistant at the Department for German Studies at TU Braunschweig from October 2018. Apart from his major subject, didactics of literature, his research interest centers on poststructuralist linguistics, understandability and participation studies.
Vanessa Krebs – Secretary
Vanessa Krebs holds an MA in history and a teaching degree in English and history. She is currently teaching at a grammar school in Vienna. She specialises in didactics of literature and language teaching.
Richard Bonomo – Vice-secretary
Richard Bonomo holds a BA in Cultural and Social Anthropology and is currently pursuing his diploma in Legal Studies at the University of Vienna. He defines himself as a legal anthropologist. His interests lie in rhetorics and the interplay between language and worldview.
Luke Green – 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 and language teaching.
Anas Alaawaj – Vice-treasurer
Further contact people
Victoria Ameringer – UK representative
Victoria Ameringer acquired her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and American Studies at the University of Vienna. Her research interests lie in the areas of psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics, speech and language disorders, and computer programming for speech and language processing. She pursues these interests in her Master of Science degree at the University of Edinburgh in Psychology of Language.
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.