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This conference aims to explore and share research developments in the field of forensic linguistics and language and the law by:

  • Identifying emerging forensic trends, threats and challenges;
  • Discussing issues of language and the law and courtroom practices and
  • Examining the roles of language and lingusitics in forensic studies or contexts. 


Language and the Legal Process

  • Language in law

  • Specialist lexis
  • Judicial matters
  • Legislation
  • Arbitration
  • Disputes
  • Proceedings
  • Law enforcement
  • Legal genres

Language as Evidence

  • Text authenticity

  • Authorship attribution
  • Forensic phonetics
  • Forensic linguistics
  • Veracity in language
  • Forensic transcription
  • Plagiarism

 Language, Crime and Law

  • Pragmatics of police interrogations

  • Order in the courtroom
  • Judges and juries
  • Expert witnesses
  • Islamic courts
  • Court interpreting

Other Related Sub-Themes

  • Applied linguistics in law

  • Discourse analysis of legal resources
  • Historical developments
  • Variations in courts/countries/jurisdictions
  • Intercultural matters
  • Human rights

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