AALL24: Call for papers

The 3rd International Conference of the Austrian Association for Legal Linguistics (AALL24) is entitled Controversies in Legal Linguistics and will take place on 13th December 2024 at the Faculty of Law of Sigmund Freud University Vienna.

It is our great pleasure to welcome Professor Konrad Lachmayer (Sigmund Freud University Vienna) and Professor Karin Luttermann (Katholische Universität Eichstätt) as this year’s keynote speaker.


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Call for Papers

The conference will host original and high-quality presentations covering a wide range of topics within the field of legal linguistics and forensic linguistics which may include, but are not limited to, the following areas of research:
1 Law and language
Theoretical legal linguistics; applied legal linguistics; legal semiotics, semantics and pragmatics; European legal linguistics; international business communication; statutory interpretation; law and computermediated communication; courtroom interpreting and legal translation; asylum procedure and human rights; sign language(s) and the legal system; the philosophy of language and law; linguistic rights and minorities around the globe; gender in legal language; law, language and sexual violence; research ethics in legal linguistics; historical legal linguistics;corpus linguistics and the law; disruptive technologies and the legal profession; COVID-19 and medico-legal communication; neuro/ psycholinguistics and the law; legal and political discourse, arbitration and restorative justice.
2 Law and language in education
Legal language teaching in Europe; legal curricula development; corpus linguistics and legal education; teaching law in the multilingual classroom; multilingualism in legal contexts; legal aptitude testing; learner corpora and moot courts; ethics in legal language teaching; disability and legal education; translanguaging in legal education.
3 Forensic linguistics
Issues in forensic linguistics and forensic phonetics; discourse analysis in forensic settings; authorship analysis and speaker identification; linguistic profiling; corpus analysis in forensic contexts; speaker variation and speaker recognition; language use of defendants, victims and the judiciary; expert testimony and linguistic evidence; expert opinions; plagiarism detection; language and forensic psychiatry.
Applications may be in English or German and can be submitted for formal paper  presentations of 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes discussion), or poster presentations.
Applicants are invited to submit an abstract of between 200 and 250 words, including  the title, theoretical background, research question(s) and methodology of their project by 1 October 2024.
Applicants should include 4-5 keywordsand a short list of key references.
Applicants can submit two abstracts, provided one of them is co-authored.
Applicants should specify the intended presentation format in their proposal (formal  paper presentation or poster presentation).
The abstract(s), along with full name and affiliation of the applicant(s), should be sent by email tolegallinguistics2024@gmail.com and daniel.green@mail.sfu.ac.at
All submissions will undergo double-blind peer review.
Applicants will receive a decision on acceptance or rejection of their submission by 30 October 2024.
The conference fee for all participants and listeners is €50.00. Please note that registration for the conference will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment.
The AALL24 Organising Committee