The summer school “Forensic Linguistics Short Course” addresses subjects within the broadly defined discipline of forensic linguistics. We work with authentic data and use real cases to illustrate theory. We wish for a high degree of participant involvement and encourage critical inquiry and debate.
Our international program offers theoretical and applied introductions on topics in forensic linguistics. In addition, participants are provided the opportunity to present their own research in a poster session, and take part in excursions. Due to the ongoing world-health crisis, the FLsc is currently an online event.
Today “Forensic Linguistics” functions as an umbrella term referring to research and practice in all those areas where legal and linguistic interests converge. Generally speaking, it is concerned with the role, shape and evidential value of language in legal and forensic settings. Some areas are:
- authorship profiling and attribution
- discourse analysis
- language and meaning
- organisation of interaction in legal settings
- structure and semantics of legal instruments
- comprehensibility of legal instruments
- linguistic minorities and linguistic human rights
For the first time, a workshop in statistics for linguistics will take place directly after the FLsc. Read more.
Date: Aug 08, 2018
sarah lapacz at the forensic linguistics short course
MA student Sarah Lapacz spent a week at the University of Cologne in July, where she attended the Forensic Linguistics Short Course. Read more.