Third Conference on Translation, Interpreting and Comparative Legi-Linguistics

12th Conference on Legal Translation, Court Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics (Legal Linguistics)


The Institute of Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University and the School of Maritime in Kołobrzeg 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 23th to 25th June (Friday-Sunday) 2017 in Kołobrzeg (a beautiful resort at the Polish seaside), Poland. We invite papers on the following topics:


  1. legal translation;

  2. legal interpreting;

  3. teaching legal translation and interpreting

  4. certified translators and interpreters in legal proceedings

  5. mistranslation and misinterpreting in legal context



  1. legal linguistics

  2. history of legal language

  3. legal terminology

  4. legal genres

  5. EU legal language

  6. analysis of legal discourse

  7. structure and semantics of statutes and other legal instruments;

  8. development of legal languages

  9. legal and linguistic interpretation of texts formulated in legal language

  10. teaching legal language

  11. speech style in the courtroom

  12. comprehensibility of legal instruments

  13. Plain Language Campaigns

  14. linguistic aspects of cross-examination

  15. technicality in legal language


  1. history of legal systems

  2. comparative study of legal systems

  3. common law versus civil law countries


  1. language rights

  2. linguistic minorities and linguistic human rights

  3. language and disadvantage before the law


  1. (comparative) forensic linguistics

  2. forensic phonetics

  3. forensic authorship attribution

  4. forensic stylistic

  5. linguists as expert witnesses

  6. linguistic features of forgeries and counterfeits of public documents


  1. terminology

  2. text genres

  3. translation

Plenary speakers:

Information will be available later.

Session proposals and any questions should be submitted to the following address:


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

First Name:


University degree:

Address for Correspondence:



Passport Number:

Do you need an invitation letter for visa purposes:

Data for the invoice including tax identification number or equivalent:

Date of the money transfer:

Vegetarian diet: Yes/No

Presentation: Yes/No

Title of the presentation (if applicable):

Abstract (of 100-200 words)

You should sent either an informative or a descriptive abstract.

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:


Research limitations/implications

Practical implications:


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. Papers from the conference will be published after positive reviews.

Registrations should be submitted to the following address:

The abstracts should be sent by the end of February 2017.

Abstract acceptance notification: 10 March 2017.

Submission of full papers: 30 August 2017.

Conference fee:

Early payment by 30 March 2017: €150.

Payment from 21 March to 20 April 2017: €175.

Payment after 21 April or on arrival: €200.

The conference fee includes conference pack, the cost of accommodation (2 nights from Friday in the School dormitory – you should bring towels, shampoo and soap with you), 2 breakfasts (on Saturday and Sunday), three lunches (on Friday, Saturday and Sunday), and two dinners, tea breaks and publication of papers after positive double-blind reviews. The conference will start on Friday about 11.00 a.m. and end on Sunday at lunchtime. There is no possibility to prolong your stay in the dormitory after the conference ends.

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

Bank Account Details:

Adam Mickiewicz University


IBAN: PL 77 1090 1362 0000 0000 3601 7903


For: 711 802 your name and surname

Note: It is vital that you place on your money transfer the following number: K 0000 0040.

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. However, the contributors may submit their papers.

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

Institute of Linguistics

Al. Niepodległości 4, Poznań, POLAND

Organizational Committee (Department of Legilinguistics and Languages for Special Purposes):

Aleksandra Matulewska, prof. dr hab.

Dr Yuki Horie

Paula Trzaskawka, MA

Paulina Kozanecka, MA

Organizational Committee (Co-operating with the Department of Legilinguistics and Languages for Special Purposes):

Daria Zozula, MA

Emilia Wojtasik-Dziekan, MA


Jerzy Bańczerowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Aleksandra Matulewska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

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