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 from the University of Vienna. He obtained his LL.M from the University of Edinburgh and specialises in data protection law, statutory interpretation, legislative drafting, and the role of linguistic indeterminacy in Austrian criminal proceedings.
Thomas Kronschläger – Vice-president
Thomas Kronschläger completed his teaching degree in German and English at the University of Vienna and has been working as a research assistant at the Department for German Studies at TU Braunschweig since 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 graduate of English and German from 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.
Klara Kager – Vice-treasurer
Klara Kager holds a BA and MA in Linguistics from the University of Vienna and is currently working as an academic researcher at the University of Potsdam, Germany, while pursuing her PhD in Education Sciences. Her interests lie in discourse analysis, dialogic mechanisms and interdisciplinary approaches to understand communication and its pitfalls across genres.
- Mag. Martin Dunkl
- Mag. Peter Eschig, LLM LLM
- Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr. Hannes Kniffka
- Univ.-Prof. Dr. Claus Luttermann
- Prof.in Dr.in Karin Luttermann
- Mag. Dr. Benedikt Lutz
- Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Gerlinde Mautner
- ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Christian Piska
- Mag.a Dr.in Maria Pober
- Download slides: “Geschlechterordnungen heute: Von Cis-, Transgender und Intergeschlecht in Sprache und Recht” (ILLWS 2019) – click here.
- Download abstract: “Geschlechterordnungen heute: Von Cis-, Transgender und Intergeschlecht in Sprache und Recht” (ILLWS 2019) – click here (German version) or here (English version).
- RA Michael Schmuck
- MinR. i.R. Dr. Alfred Stratil
- Download slides: “Implementing EU-Directives into national law: legal and linguistic challenges” (AALL conference 2019) – click here.