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Second International Workshop on Forensic Linguistics/Language and the Law:
present dimensions and new perspectives and challenges.

Second International Workshop on Forensic Linguistics/Language and the Law

The Second international workshop on Forensic Linguistics/Language and the Law: present dimensions and new perspectives and challenges is a  one-day conference event which will take place on the occasion of the official opening of ForensicLab to be held on July 9, 2010. The Workshop's aim is manifold: a) to bring together scholars who work on different areas of the discipline (forensic phonetics, authorship studies, court translation and interpreting, and the intersection of law, language and cognition); b) to strengthen our support to the IDEC-IULA Master's degree in Forensic Linguistics offered at UPF and c) to foster centre-twinning relations among several of the most competitive centres around the world: the Centre for Forensic Linguistics at Aston University, the Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition at Brooklyn Law School, the Centre for Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University, the Department of Language and Linguistic Science at York University, the Laboratorio de Acústica Forense de la Policia Científica and ForensicLab at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Date: July 9, 2010
Venue: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Campus de la Comunicació - Auditorium

Roc Boronat, 138
08018 Barcelona (Spain)

Workshop language: English

Preliminary programme

The workshop will be organised around 40-45 minute presentations followed by a 10-minute debate period.

08:00 Registration
09:00 Workshop Opening by Mercè Lorente (IULA's Director) and Josep Maria  Vilajosana (Dean at UPF Law School).
09:15 Paul Foulkes (Dept. of Language & Linguistics Science, York University)
Current Issues in Forensic Phonetics
10:15 Coffee
10:45 Carlos Delgado (Laboratorio de Acústica Forense, Policia Científica)
The Integration of Automatic Speech Recognition Systems into the Forensic Combined methodology. A proposal
11:45 Malcolm Coulthard (Centre for Forensic Linguistics, Aston University)
Forensic Linguistics Answers and Questions
12:45 M. Teresa Turell and the Forensiclab team (ForensicLab, IULA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Recent Developments in Forensic Idiolectometry
13:30 Official Opening of ForensicLab and Reception by UPF's Rector, Josep Joan Moreso
15.00 Timothy Grant (Centre for Forensic Linguistics, Aston University)
Querying the (Non)importance of Theories of Idiolect for the Practise of Forensic Authorship Analysis
16:00 Coffee
16:30 Frances Rock (Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University)
'I could lose everything': Legitimation and Self-presentation in Telephone Calls for Police Assistance
17:30 Krzysztof Kredens (Centre for Forensic Linguistics, Aston University)
Native Language Identification for Intelligence and Forensic Applications
18:30 Lawrence Solan (Center for the study of Law, Language and Cognition, Brooklyn Law School)
Ethics and Method in Forensic Linguistics

Fees and registration

In order to register, please fill out the online registration form. The workshop fee includes academic attendance and the Reception lunch. The only form of payment available is by credit card.
  Fee
Regular 50 Euros
Full-time students
(they will be required to show evidence of their status)
25 Euros

Workshop office:

Contact: iulaforensic@upf.edu


Institut Universitari de Lingüística Aplicada
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Campus de la Comunicació
Roc Boronat, 138
08018 Barcelona (Spain)

Tel: +34 935 421 392
Fax: +34 935 422 321

Organising committee:

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