Organization: Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics
The 2019 Roundtable in Forensic Linguistics and Forensic Phonetics is held by the Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics (GSFL) and hosted by the University of Graz, Austria. The purpose of the GSFL Roundtable is to provide FL/FP researchers, educators, and practitioners the opportunity to present and discuss their work within an interdisciplinary, supportive, and respectful scholarly environment. Paper and poster abstracts are invited on any aspect of FL/FP research. Invited topics for paper and poster abstracts include but are not limited to the following four areas: Forensic Linguistics (FP); Forensic Phonetics (FP) and Acoustics; Language and Law; Translation and Interpreting in Forensic Contexts; Education and FL, FP, or Law.
Our confirmed GUEST SPEAKERS include the following:
Dr. Alena Aigner (Court Certified Expert FL Witness: AUSTRIA) The Possibilities and Limits of Forensic Linguistics [Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der forensischen Linguistik]
Dr. Kate Haworth (Aston University: UNITED KINGDOM) Investigative Interviewing: Putting Research into Practice
Dr. Ulrike Krieg-Holz (Alpen Adria Universität: AUSTRIA) Perspectives of the Analysis of Errors and Style: Empirical Approaches to Forensic and Non-forensic Corpora [Perspektiven der forensischen Fehler- und Stilanalyse. Empirische Zugänglichkeit über forensische und alltagssprachliche Korpora]
Ms. Gudrun Mueller (FTS GmbH: GERMANY) The Role of the FL Consultant inside the Courtroom and Out [Rolle des Sachverständigen für Forensische Linguistik bei Gericht und im Berufsalltag]
Dr. Isabel Picornell (QED Limited: UNITED KINGDOM) Is Deception Detection a (Forensic) Linguistic Problem?
Dr. Nicci MacLeod (Nothumbria University: UNITED KINGDOM) Abuse Acts, Speech Acts, and the Dark Web: Using Pragmatic Theory to Categorise Online Criminal Community Membership
Dr. David Wright (Nottingham Trent University: UNITED KINGDOM) You Can’t Sit with Us’: The Value of ‘Non-forensic’ Data in Forensic Linguistics
Submissions must be in either English, German, or Danish. After the deadline, all abstracts will be submitted to blind review by an international team of experts. To submit your abstract, simply complete the form found here: <https://nick662.typeform.com/to/aAIZXW>. Alternatively, you can submit your abstract directly to Dr. I. M. Nick <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Please be sure to include “GSFL19abstract” in the subject line.
As a part of its long-standing tradition, the first day of the GSFL Roundtable will be devoted to the Emerging Scholars’ Day (ESD). This all-day event provides an excellent opportunity to discover more about the real-life challenges and opportunities of working within FL, FP, and related displines both inside academia (e.g. as researchers and educators) and outside of the academy (e.g. as professional consultants and activists). To learn more about this special event, simply click here.
Dr. I. M. Nick