|International Conference on Forensic Linguistics
7th ~ 8th November 2008
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Guangzhou, P. R. C
The International Conference on Forensic Linguistics and the Biennial Conference of the China Association of Forensic Linguistics will be held at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS), Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. The conference is sponsored and organized by the Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, GDUFS. The conference aims to promote the development of research on forensic linguistics and the construction of legal system in China and provide an international forum for exchanging ideas within the field of forensic linguistics. Relevant information is as
Theme of the conference
Forensic Linguistics in the 21st century: Research and Application.
Invited Plenary Speakers
Professor Malcolm Coulthard: The Founding President of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, and the founding editor of Forensic Linguistics: the International Journal of Language and the Law. He has been commissioned to write reports as an expert witness in over 150 cases and has given evidence in three terrorist trials in Northern Ireland and in a case of academic plagiarism in Hong Kong. He has appeared as an expert twice in the Court of Appeal, including the successful Derek Bentley Appeal when, in 1998, the verdict of guilty was overturned after 46 years. He is now a professor in the Aston University, U.K.
Professor Roger Shuy: Distinguished Research Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus, of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Prof. Shuy is one of the premier experts in the field of forensic linguistics. He has authored thirty books on linguistics, including six on forensic linguistics. Prof. Shuy has also authored hundreds of articles on linguistics, and has testified numerous times as an expert witness in state and federal courts, as well as before Congress.
Dr. Vijay Bhatia: Visiting Professor in the City University of Hong Kong
Contents of the conference
Contents of the conference will deal with all aspects of forensic linguistics/language and law, including:
- Theoretical research on forensic linguistics
- Legal discourse analysis
- Forensic phonetics
- Legal translation and courtroom interpreting
- The application of legal language research
- Legal language teaching
- Research on legal language teaching
- The construction of legal corpus
Chinese and English
Call for papers
Papers are hereby warmly invited, together with abstracts (around 300 words in English or 600 characters in Chinese). Please list (1) title of the paper, (2) name(s) of the author(s), (3) affiliation(s), (4) mailing address(es), (5) email address(es) and (6) telephone number.
The deadline for submitting papers is June 30th, 2008. All submissions will be carefully reviewed before final invitation letters are sent to participants.
Please email your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or send it to the Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China,
For information, please call Ms. Xiao (0086-20-36207201) or Ms. Zhang (0086-20-36207202)
The conference will be held by the Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, with the assistance of the School of English for International Business.
Location of the conference
Address: Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics of Guangdong University of Foreign studies, No. 2, Baiyundadaobei, Guangzhou, 510420, P. R. China
http://www.clal.org.cn / http://www.chinaflr.net
Other detailed information of the conference will be given in the formal