Foundation ceremony of the AALL


30th September 2017, Vienna, AALL (ÖGRL)

On the 30th September, the AALL is celebrating its foundation and would like to invite everyone who is interested in legal linguistics, forensic linguistics/phonetics, or the relationship between language and law in general. The AALL will introduce itself, its founders and current members, as well as its objectives.

We would also like to invite everyone who is not necessarily from within the scientific community but who is nonetheless interested in our work.

The AALL is pleased to welcome a variety of speakers to talk about a range of topics relating to legal linguistics. The exact programme will be announced soon.

We look forward to seeing you there!

GSFL Roundtable


24th – 27th August 2017, Copenhagen, GSFL

We would like to draw attention to the Fifth Annual Roundtable on Forensic Linguistics and Phonetics which will take place from 24th to the 27th of August in Copenhagen, Denmark.

FORENSIC LINGUISTICS: authorship analysis; text comparison; plagiarism detection; linguistic profiling; discourse and speech act; corpus analysis of forensic texts (e.g. confessions, courtroom transcripts, police protocols, suicide letters, threatening letters); the language of (violent) offenders and/or victims;

FORENSIC PHONETICS: speaker discrimination; perceptual speaker identification; earwitnesses; intra- and interspeaker variation; automatic speaker recognition; cross-linguistic voice recognition;

FL/FP AND THE LAW: courtroom interpreting and translating; language testing for citizenship and asylum cases; language minorities and the law; cross-lingual legal discourse analysis; investigative interviewing and/or interrogative practices; deception detection; statutory interpretation;

FL/FP AND EDUCATION: developing FL/FP curricula; FL/FP instructional materials; developing international ties between researchers and practitioners; teaching ethical and professional standards.


For more information, please visit the GSFL website here.

Source: International Association for Forensic Linguistics