Professor Malcolm Coulthard’s Two Important Web-addresses

Professor Malcolm Coulthard and his colleagues are just launching a Centre for Forensic Linguistics at Aston University. There are two important links of Forensic Linguistics now.
 
The new Centre has taken over the web-address of the summer school, which now has a new one.
 
Website of the Centre for Forensic Linguistics
 
 
Website of Summer School in Forensic Linguistic Analysis
 
 
Hope you will enjoy them.
2008-03-26
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More Detailed Info of FL Conference in China 2008

Dear all,
 
The International Conference on Forensic Linguistics and the Biennial Conference of the China Association of Forensic Linguistics will be held between November 7th-8th, 2008. The deadline for submitting papers is June 30th, 2008. CHEN Jinshi once posted the message in our List a few days ago. Chen is Prof. Du’s doctoral student majoring in Forensic Linguistics. Please follow this link, and you will reach the message: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=ind0803&L=forensic-linguistics&T=0&F=&S=&X=2ED88044D1FB2108E6&Y=liu.prof%40gmail.com&P=1681
 
Here I’d like to add some information and maybe it’ll be useful for you.
 
1. Prof. Peter French once suggested that Forensic Phonetics should be inculded in this Conference. I told Prof. Du about it the moment I got the info. Now FP has been in the topic list and the language used is both Chinese and English.
 
2. About keynote speakers. Besides Professor Malcolm Coulthard and Professor Roger Shuy, Dr. Vijay Bhatia (Visiting Professor in the City University of Hong Kong) has also been invited.
 
3. About the organizer. This Conference is oranized by China Association of Forensic Linguistics (CAFL). So it is the biggest and most important meeting in the field of FL in China. Prof. Du is the Chairman of CAFL. This Conference is sponsored by the Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS). This Center is the key research base of Ministry of Education in China. There are quite a few famous scholars doing thire research there.
 
4. About accommodation, There is no need to reserve your rooms and food in advance as you do in England, America or somewhere else. The rooms of different types are enough. What you do is to contact the organizer and tell them your needs by email, and when you arrive in Guangzhou you may find everything OK. So there is no need to worry about it.
 
5. About transportation and travel. Transportation is very convenient. Guangzhou is very close to Hong Kong. You can take the flight to Hong Kong. If you’d like to visit Beijing or Shanghai before the Conference, you can take that flite. It is about two hours flite from Beijing/Shanghai to Guangzhou. Please follow the link(http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/guangdong/guangzhou/getting-there.htm) to learn more about Air Informatiion. As for travel in Guangzhou, please follow these links:
 
 
These webpages provide you with a lot of info of travel in Guangzhou. China is very large. After the Conference, you can visit other cities, such as Xian, Beijing, Shanghai, Sichuan, etc. Xian is my hometown, which has a very long history with 13 dynasties. It is the root of China. Qin Warrior Museum at the Terracotta Warriors site is here. It is one of eight world wonders. I believe you’ll be impressed deeply in China.
 
6. About the weather. The weather in GUangzhou is mild in November. You may feel very comfortable at that time because it is usually very cold in most other places. To learn more about the weather, please follow these links:
 
 
This is the link to Guangdong University of Foreign Studies:
 
 
This is the link of my webpage about the conference:
 
 
Any more info, please contact the organizer.If you like, you can contact me(lweiming(a)hotmail.com). I’ll try my best to be helpful.
 
Looking forward to seeing some of you in China.
 
Best wishes.
Weiming Liu
Professor of English and Linguistics
Vice-Dean of the Foreign Languages School
School of Foreign Languages (Post Box 94)
Northwest University of Politics & Law
South Chang’an Road, Xi’an, Shaanxi P. R. China
Head of the Reasearch Center of Language and the Law, NWUPL
Member of International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL)
Member of China Association of Forensic Linguistics (CAFL)
Home Page:
http://www.flrchina.com/en/
http://liu.flrchina.com/
Email:
lweiming(a)hotmail.com
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Renewed Call for Papers for 2008 Forensic Linguistics Conference, China

Dr. Vijay Bhatia has been added to the list of Keynote speakers.
 
Call for Papers
International Conference on Forensic Linguistics
November 7th-8th , 2008
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
The International Conference on Forensic Linguistics and the Biennial Conference of the China Association of Forensic Linguistics will be held at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS), Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. The conference is sponsored and organized by the Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, GDUFS. The conference aims to promote the development of research on forensic linguistics and the construction of legal system in China and provide an international forum for exchanging ideas within the field of forensic linguistics. Relevant information is as follows.
 
1. Under the theme of Forensic Linguistics in the 21st Century: Research and Application, the conference topics are mainly concerned with the following issues:
Theoretical research on forensic linguistics
Legal discourse analysis
Legal translation and court interpreting
The application of legal language research
Legal language teaching
The construction of legal corpus
Forensic phonetics
 
2. Keynote speakers:
Professor Malcolm Coulthard, Aston University, UK
Professor Roger Shuy, Georgetown University, USA
Dr. Vijay Bhatia, Visiting Professor in the City University of Hong Kong
 
3. Papers are hereby warmly invited, together with abstracts (around 300 words in English or 600 characters in Chinese). Please list (1) title of the paper, (2) name(s) of the author(s), (3) affiliation(s), (4) mailing address(es), (5) email address(es) and (6) telephone number.
 
4. The deadline for submitting papers is June 30th, 2008. All submissions will be carefully reviewed before final invitation letters are sent to participants.
 
5. Please email your submission to: gpphd@mail.gdufs.edu.cn or send it to the Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 510420.
 
6. For information, please call Ms. Xiao (0086-20-36207201) or Ms. Zhang (0086-20-36207202)
 
 
8. Other detailed information of the conference will be given in the formal invitation.
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Research Center for Language and Law has been founded

Research Center for Language and Law, Northwest University of Politics and Law was founded in Jan. 2007. Chairman of th Center is Liu Weiming, Member of International Association Forensic Linguists (IAFL) and China Association Forensic Linguistics (CAFL).
 
Any kind of cooperation is warmaly welcome in all the aspects of language and the law.
 
Research Center for Language and Law
Northwest University of Politics and Law
South Chang’an Road (300)
Shaanxi, Xian (710063), China
Webpage in English: http://law.flrchina.com/en/
Website in Chinese: http://law.flrchina.com/
Email: law029(a)tom.com
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Call for Papers: 2008 International Conference on Forensic Linguistics

Call for Papers
International Conference on Forensic Linguistics
November 7th-8th , 2008
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
 
The International Conference on Forensic Linguistics and the Biennial Conference of the China Association of Forensic Linguistics will be held at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS), Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. The conference is sponsored and organized by the Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, GDUFS. The conference aims to promote the development of research on forensic linguistics and the construction of legal system in China and provide an international forum for exchanging ideas within the field of forensic linguistics. Relevant information is as follows.
 
1. Under the theme of Forensic Linguistics in the 21st Century: Research and Application, the conference topics are mainly concerned with the following issues:
Theoretical research on forensic linguistics
Legal discourse analysis
Legal translation and court interpreting
The application of legal language research
Legal language teaching
The construction of legal corpus
Forensic phonetics
2. Papers are hereby warmly invited, together with abstracts (around 300 words in English or 600 characters in Chinese). Please list (1) title of the paper, (2) name(s) of the author(s), (3) affiliation(s), (4) mailing address(es), (5) email address(es) and (6) telephone number.
3. The deadline for submitting papers is June 30th, 2008. All submissions will be carefully reviewed before final invitation letters are sent to participants.
4. Please email your submission to: gpphd@mail.gdufs.edu.cn or send it to the Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, 510420, China.
5. For information, please call Ms. Xiao (0086-20-36207201) or Ms. Zhang (0086-20-36207202)
7. Other detailed information of the conference will be given in the formal invitation.
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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 Forensic Linguistics Symposium

Instructions and Fruits Harvested by Academicians Attending
the Forensic Linguistics Symposium
Author: Secretariat Time:2006-12-14
On Dce.2nd, 2006, the 4th National Symposium of Forensic Linguistics, namely Chinese Forensic Linguistics Researching Conference, had been successfully completed in Songjiang Campus of East China University of Political Science and Law. At the conference, Fu Zhang, chief division of Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council P. R. C, made a speech concerning the process of translation and revision of legal articles. Group discussion about legal translation was anchored by Legislative Affairs Office of Shanghai.
 
After the conference, those experts taking part in the conference opened their heart to air opinions about instructions and fruits they got from this experience.
Dr. Xinhong Zhang talked about his ideas about this conference in details. In his opinion, there are several important aspects in this symposium. Firstly, the inclusiveness in the members attending the meeting: many attendants are from fields forensic linguistics and law studies and from the legal profession, including respected pioneering experts and specialists, together with persons from governmental departments and a lot of other legal and foreign language schools of universities attended the conference. Therefore, this conference witnessed more and more researchers from both foreign and Chinese language areas being increasingly interested in forensic linguistics. Furthermore, the legal professors are beginning to pay attention to the application of forensic linguistics. What is much more important is that the research topics of forensic linguistics are diversified and enlarged from the mere study in the proper choice of words, sentences and texts of legal articles to the deeper core objects of international forensic linguistics such as courtroom discourse and interpretation .This conference is a large-scale conflation of Chinese and foreign forensic linguistics and the adequate communication between forensic linguistic linguistics field and applied legal field. In all, the great success of the conference will facilitate and exert far-reaching influence on the future development of forensic linguistics in china.
 
Moreover, an encouraging point of this conference is that Fu Zhang, chief of translation and revision department under Legislative Affairs Office of State Council, P. R. C, led a team of experts active in translation and interpretation from each province to the meeting. Thanks to the long-time support from forensic linguistics and legal translation fields, a platform with significant meanings in theory and practice was completed, which shall lay a solid foundation for the future development of forensic linguistics as an applied discipline. Fu Zhang, young but capable and promising, with attitude for the best and active connection with researchers of universities, will facilitate the training of professionals.
 
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