About the Conference

Conference Description

The 16th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Forensic and Legal Linguistics (IAFLL) will be hosted by the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, the Philippines.  With the theme, ‘Forensic Linguistics: Strengthening Foundations, Rethinking Paradigms, and Navigating New Horizons’, IAFLL 16 aims to engage the participants in the discussion on the groundwork, current trends and issues, and prospects in Forensic Linguistics, and will be held from July 4-6, 2023.

We welcome proposals for individual papers dealing with forensic linguistics / language and the law including, but not limited to:

  • The history of legal languages
  • The role of literacy in legal languages
  • Legal genres
  • Critical approaches to legal languages
  • Language education for law professionals
  • Courtroom, police and prison discourse
  • Investigative interviewing
  • Multilingual matters in legal contexts
  • Power and the law
  • The comprehensibility of legal documents
  • Interviews with vulnerable witnesses in the legal system
  • Linguistic disadvantage before the law
  • Courtroom interpreting and translation
  • Human Rights matters
  • Language policy and linguistic rights
  • Offensive language and hate speech
  • The linguist as expert witness
  • Forensic phonetics and speaker identification
  • Forensic stylistics
  • Linguistic determination of nationality
  • Authorship analysis
  • Plagiarism detection and analysis
  • Trademark disputes
  • Consumer product warnings
  • Deception and fraud
  • Computational forensic linguistics
  • Cybercrime
  • Online identities and interactive multimodal communication
  • Multimodal approaches to forensic linguistics
  • Intercultural mediation
  • Comparative law
  • Forensic communication
  • Ethics and deontology in Forensic Linguistics

Abstracts of no more than 500 words, including references, should be sent by February 15, 2023 via this link:

For inquiries, please email iafll16.ab@ust.edu.ph

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