Białystok Law and Language conference 2019

Language and Law Conference

University of Bialystok University of Bialystok, ul. Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie 14, 15-097 Białystok, Poland

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Primary languages: English, German or French. 

Further information: website page

Contact: Halina Sierocka

The Białystok Legal English Centre (BLEC) will hold its fourth international conference: Language and Law – Traditions, Trends and Perspectives at the Faculty of Law, University of Białystok, Poland on 5th – 6th June 2019. The Conference aims to provide a forum for sharing both theoretical and empirical findings, as well as pedagogical practices on the broad topic of Legal English. 

Keynote Speakers: 

  • Vijay Kumar Bhatia – Digitally Mediated Legal Practice: Implications for Legal Communication Programme Design 
  • Gordon Y. Lingard – Legal English, Its Origins, Evolution and Divergence 
  • Jill Northcott – Needs-focused Legal English Teaching and Training: Research and Practice 

Topics covered include: 

  • Legal languages and legal discourse  
  • Teaching and learning Legal English 
  • Legal translation and court interpreting: 
  • Teaching law in English 
  • Other issues in English for Specific Purposes 

The Scientific Committee:

  • Prof. Halina Święczkowska
  • Prof. UŁ dr hab. Stanisław Goźdź-Roszkowski
  • Prof. UAM dr hab. Aleksandra Matulewska
  • Prof. UwB dr hab. Anna Piszcz
  • Doc. dr. sc. Ljubica Kordić
  • Dr Halina Sierocka

The Organising Committee:

  • Prof. UwB dr hab. Anna Piszcz
  • Dr Izabela Kraśnicka
  • Dr Magdalena Perkowska
  • Dr Halina Sierocka
  • Mgr Maria Cudowska