Forensic Linguistics Conference 2008, China

International Conference on Forensic Linguistics
7th ~ 8th November, 2008, Guangzhou, P. R. C.
International Conference on Forensic Linguistics
7th~8th November 2008
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Guangzhou, P. R. C.
 
Theme of the conference
Forensic Linguistics in the 21st century: Research and Application.
 
Invited Plenary Speakers
Professor Malcolm Coulthard: The Founding President of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, and the founding editor of Forensic Linguistics: the International Journal of Language and the Law. He has been commissioned to write reports as an expert witness in over 150 cases and has given evidence in three terrorist trials in Northern Ireland and in a case of academic plagiarism in Hong Kong. He has appeared as an expert twice in the Court of Appeal, including the successful Derek Bentley Appeal when, in 1998, the verdict of guilty was overturned after 46 years. He is now a professor in the Aston University, U.K.
Professor Roger Shuy: Distinguished Research Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus, of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Prof. Shuy is one of the premier experts in the field of forensic linguistics. He has authored thirty books on linguistics, including six on forensic linguistics. Prof. Shuy has also authored hundreds of articles on linguistics, and has testified numerous times as an expert witness in state and federal courts, as well as before Congress.
 
Contents of the conference
Contents of the conference will deal with all aspects of forensic linguistics/language and law, including:
Theoretical research on forensic linguistics
Legal discourse analysis
Forensic phonetics
Legal translation and courtroom interpreting
The application of forensic linguistics
Research on legal language teaching
Construction of corpus for forensic purposes
 
Languages
Chinese and English
 
Sponsors
The conference will be held by the Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, with the assistance of the School of English for International Business.
 
Location of the conferenceAddress: Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics of Guangdong University of Foreign studies, No. 2, Baiyundadaobei, Guangzhou, 510420, P. R. China
 
 
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About Weiming Liu

forensic linguistics researcher
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