English Language Studies student presents paper at Forensic Linguistics Conference in UK

Ma. Kaela Joselle R. Madrunio, a student in her third year under the English Language program of the Faculty of Arts and Letters presented a paper during the 15th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL). It was hosted by the Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics (AIFL), Aston University, Birmingham, UK, held from September 13 to 15, 2021. 

 Madrunio was one of the three paper presenters from the Philippines. This year’s edition of the IAFL conference which was held online had almost 80 parallel paper presentations from the United Kingdom, China, Germany, France, Australia, Indonesia, Italy, Hong Kong, Thailand, Denmark, Canada, Norway, USA, Austria, Finland, South Africa, Netherlands, Qatar, Spain, Switzerland, Egypt, Romania, Brazil, and the Philippines.


Madrunio’s paper, titled ‘’’Uhm…I think…’: Epistemic and Evidential Markers and Stancetaking of Courtroom Interactants in Crime Docuseries” examined the epistemic and evidential markers as well as the stancetaking of witnesses in courtroom proceedings reflected in the crime documentaries.

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