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LINGUIST List 20.3775

Thu Nov 05 2009

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Forensic Ling, Socioling/Italy

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Girolamo Tessuto, Language of Law: Pulling Together Different Strands

Message 1: Language of Law: Pulling Together Different Strands
Date: 30-Oct-2009
From: Girolamo Tessuto <languageoflawunina2.it>
Subject: Language of Law: Pulling Together Different Strands
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Full Title: Language of Law: Pulling Together Different Strands
Short Title: LoL

Date: 17-Jun-2010 - 18-Jun-2010
Location: Santa Maria Capua Vetere (Caserta), Italy
Contact Person: Girolamo Tessuto
Meeting Email: languageoflawunina2.it

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Forensic Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2009

Meeting Description:

It is a fact that the law pervades many aspects of our lives and the use and
function of its language constitute the essentials on which the precepts of law
itself are established. The interconnection between law and language provides a
continuous source of analytical insights for researchers working in a variety of
disciplines. It also gives us an opportunity to refine our current understanding
of language and law from an interdisciplinary perspective.

As part of its commitment to research in the field of language and law, the
Faculty of Law of the Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli (University of
Naples 2) is pleased to announce its first international workshop The Language
of Law - pulling together different strands and disciplines, to be held in Santa
Maria Capua Vetere, Caserta, Italy in June 2010.

Call for Papers

The Law Faculty of the Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli (University of
Naples 2) - Department of Legal Sciences - English Language Chair - is hosting
its first international workshop to bring together linguists, legal scholars and
practitioners, to explore the issues of language in the law in English and other
European and non-European languages, cultures and systems. We therefore invite
colleagues to submit papers on theoretical and applied perspectives of language
in a variety of areas of law (civil, criminal, administrative,
European/international), in academic, professional and institutional contexts.
Papers may address aspects of language and law, also from an interdisciplinary
perspective, on any of the following broad theme areas:
- legal discourse and genre, including ethnographic or corpus-based analyses of
legal discourse in the media
- power relations and ideology in the law
- cross-cultural legal communication
- pedagogy of legal language (LSP, ESP, EAP)
- legal translation and interpreting
- forensic linguistics
- plain language and the law
- other

For the plenary lecture the following keynote speaker has been invited:
Prof. Vijay K. Bhatia
Visiting Professor, Department of English, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
President, Asia-Pacific LSP and Professional Communication Association
Principal Investigator of RGC Cerg Project on International Arbitration
Practice: A Discourse Analytical Study

Presentation: Guidelines
Papers will be allotted 20 minutes, plus 5-10 minutes each for discussion at the
end of the part-session.

Working Language: English

Abstract Submission
Contributors are invited to send an anonymous abstract in MS Word (12pt) of not
more than 300 words (excluding references) by no later than 15st December 2009
to the following address: languageoflawunina2.it

Scientific Committee:
Prof. Vijay Bhatia (City University of Hong Kong)
Prof. Giuliana Garzone (Political Science Faculty, University of Milan)
Prof. Rita Salvi (Economics Faculty, University of Rome La Sapienza)
Ass. Prof. Girolamo Tessuto (Law Faculty, University of Naples 2)
Prof. Christopher Williams (Law Faculty, University of Foggia)

Organising Committee:
Girolamo Tessuto, Associate Professor of English Language and Translation,
Law Faculty (SUN)
Dott. Stephen John Spedding, Principal English Language Assistant
- Law Faculty (SUN)
Dott.ssa Maria Luigia Arricale, English Language Collaborator
- Law Faculty (SUN)
Dott. Gennaro Russo, English Language Collaborator
- Law Faculty (SUN)

Details of Workshop Programme, including registration, list of participants,
book of abstracts, map, accomodation, travel/tourist information, excursion,
will be announced from February 2010.

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