Ninth Conference on Legal Translation, Court Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics (Legal Linguistics)

 

The Institute of Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University will hold an international conference devoted to language and the law. Our aim is to provide a forum for discussion in those scientific fields where linguistic and legal interests converge, and to facilitate integration between linguists, computer scientists and lawyers from all around the world. The conference will be held over 3 days, from 4th to 6th of July (Friday-Sunday) 2014 in Poznan, Poland. We invite papers on the following topics:

 FORENSIC LINGUISTICS IN GENERAL

  • (comparative) forensic linguistics
  • forensic phonetics
  • forensic authorship attribution
  • forensic stylistic
  • linguists as expert witnesses
  • linguistic features of forgeries and counterfeits of public documents

LEGAL TRANSLATION AND COURT INTERPRETING

  • legal translation;
  • court interpreting;
  • teaching legal translation and court interpreting
  • certified translators and interpreters in legal proceedings
  • mistranslation and misinterpreting in legal context
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LEGAL LANGUAGES AND LEGAL DISCOURSE

  • legal linguistics
  • history of legal language
  • legal terminology
  • legal genres
  • EU legal language
  • analysis of legal discourse
  • structure and semantics of statutes and other legal instruments;
  • development of legal languages
  • legal and linguistic interpretation of texts formulated in legal language
  • teaching legal language
  • speech style in the courtroom
  • comprehensibility of legal instruments
  • Plain Language Campaigns
  • linguistic aspects of cross-examination
  • technicality in legal language

HISTORY OF LAW AND LEGAL SYSTEMS

  • history of legal systems
  • comparative study of legal systems
  • common law versus civil law countries

LAWS ON LANGUAGES

  • language rights
  • linguistic minorities and linguistic human rights
  • language and disadvantage before the law

Plenary speakers:
Information will be available later.

Session proposals and any questions should be submitted to the following address: lingua.legis@gmail.com

Registration: In order to register you should submit via e-mail the following data:

  • First Name/Imię:
  • Surname/Nazwisko:
  • University degree/tytuł lub stopień naukowy:
  • Address for Correspondence/adres korespondencyjny:
  • E-mail:
  • Institution/Instytucja wysyłająca:
  • Passport Number/numer paszportu:
  • Do you need an invitation letter/czy potrzebne jest zaproszenie:
  • Data for the invoice including tax identification number or equivalent/Dane do faktury wraz z numerem NIP:
  • Date of the money transfer/Data dokonania przelewu:
  • Other comments (e.g. vegetarian diet, etc.)/inne uwagi:
  • Presentation/referat: Yes/No Tak/Nie
  • Title of the presentation (if applicable)/Tytuł wystąpienia (dla prelegentów wygłaszających referat):
  • Abstract (of 100-200 words) /streszczenie referatu (100-200 słów)
  • The informative abstract (for research paper) should have the following structure (please leave the headings in your abstract):
  • Purpose of the research:
  • Scope of the research:
  • Methods used/Methodology/Approach/Design:
  • Findings:
  • Research limitations/implications
  • Practical implications:
  • Originality/value:
  • Recommendations (if applicable):
  • Key words:
  • The descriptive abstract should have the following structure (please leave the headings in your abstract):
  • Purpose of the research:
  • Scope of the research:
  • Methods used:
  • Recommendations (if applicable):
  • Key words:

Presentation slots should not exceed 30 minutes (20 minutes long presentation plus 10 minutes for questions). Power Point presentations are invited (Power Point MS Office 98-2003). Papers from the conference will be published after reviews.

Registrations should be submitted to the following address: lingua.legis@gmail.com

The abstracts should be sent by the end of February 2014.

Abstract acceptance notification: 15 March 2014.

Submission of full papers: 30 August 2014.

Conference fee:

Early payment by 20 March 2014: €150.

Payment from 21 March to 20 April 2014: €175.

Payment after 21 April or on arrival: €200.

The conference fee includes the cost of the conference gala dinner, 3 lunches, tea breaks and publication of papers after positive reviews.

We kindly request you to pay the fee into the following account:

Bank Account Details:

Adam Mickiewicz University

BZ WBK

IBAN: PL 77 1090 1362 0000 0000 3601 7903

Swift: WBK PPLPP

For: 711 802 your name and surname

Note: It is vital that you place on your money transfer the following number: 711 802.

No partial registration is envisaged, so it will not be possible to register for just one or two days.

We do not accept credit cards.

Cancellation policy:

In case of cancellations the conference fee is not refunded.

LANGUAGES: Polish, English, Spanish, Russian, German and French.

Institute of Linguistics

Al. Niepodległości 4, Poznań, POLAND

lingua.legis@gmail.com

Organizational Committee (Laboratory of Legilinguistics):

Aleksandra Matulewska, PhD

Karolina Kaczmarek, PhD

Karolina Gortych, PhD

Joanna Grzybek, PhD

Swietlana Gaś, PhD

Joanna Nowak, PhD

Milena Hadryan, PhD

Yuki Horie, MA

Daria Zozula, MA

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:

Professor Jerzy Bańczerowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Professor Feliks Zedler, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Aleksandra Matulewska, PhD Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

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