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Contemporary Approaches to Legal Linguistics

University of Vienna Aula am Campus der Universität Wien Spitalgasse 2 1090 Vienna Austria

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Primary languages: English and German

Further information: website page

Contact: conference2019@oegrl.com.

The first conference of the ÖGRL is entitled Contemporary Approaches to Legal Linguistics and will take place from 8th – 10th November 2019 at the University of Vienna. 

Topics covered are in the field of legal linguistics and include:

Law and language: Legal semiotics, semantics and pragmatics, European legal linguistics, statutory interpretation and judicial discretion, legislative drafting, law and computer-mediated communication, investigative interrogation, courtroom interpreting and legal translation, asylum law, asylum procedure and human rights, the philosophy of language and law, the representation of gender in legal language, research ethics in legal linguistics, language change and the law, legal corpus linguistics.

Law and language in education: Legal curricula development in secondary and tertiary education, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in legal education, teaching law in the multilingual classroom, interdisciplinary aspects of legal language learning, legal aptitude testing and admission tests, learner corpora, the ethics of legal language teaching.

Forensic linguistics: Issues in forensic linguistics and forensic phonetics, discourse analysis, authorship analysis and speaker identification, linguistic profiling, corpus analysis in forensic contexts, speaker variation and speaker recognition, the language of defendants, victims and the judiciary, expert testimony and linguistic evidence, critical discourse analysis in forensic settings.

You can download the call for papers here:

Call for Papers (English)
Call for Papers (German)

Date: 8-10th November 2019

Location: Vienna University

Cost: €15  – €70. 

Register: http://oegrl.com/index.php/conference-2019/registration/