Preliminary Conference Schedule

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* indicates 30 minute talk. All other talks, except plenary talks, are 20 minutes


30th June 2001

8:15 - 9.00 Registration

9:00 - 9:20 Welcoming Addresses Joseph A. Cannataci and Lawrence M. Solan

9:20 - 10:40 Session 1: Linguistic issues in interactions with police

Susan Berk-Seligson The elicitation of a confession: Confession to murder but not to attempted rape
Georgia Heydon Establishing the structure of police evidentiary interviews with suspects
Frances Rock "Their own words where possible:" Language and the evolution of statement-taking procedures

10:40 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:20 Session 2: Linguistic issues in legal disputes

Margaret van Naerssen* Not caught with the goods, but intent to commit?
Ronald R. Butters
Genericness in lexicography, general linguistics and American trademark law
Jessica Miller If you can't run with the big dogs, don't cry trademark infringement

12:20 - 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:10 Session 3: Linguistic issues in criminal cases

Haracio Saggion
Ekaterini Pastra The language at the scene of the crime
Robert D. Rodman Linguistics and the law (how knowledge of, or ignorance of, elementary linguistics may affect the dispensing of justice)
Maurice H. Varney The interpretation of body language in a forensic context

15:10 - 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:30 Session 4: Problems concerning interpretation

Ludmila Stern Interpreting at the International War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Sonia Russell A non-person's persona: Two sources of interpreter interference in police interviews with suspects
Louis Beaudoin Sytematicandlinguistic specificities of legal language(s)

16:45 - 17:45 Plenary Address

Peter Tiersma What is a legal text?

20:00 - 22:30 Conference Dinner

1st July 2001

8:30 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 11:00 Session 5: Author identification

Carole Chaski A validated methodology for authorship attribution of written documents based on linguistic features
James R. Fitzgerald The UNABOM investigation: The role forensic linguistics played in the arrest and prosecution of Theorore Kaczynski
Tim Grant Reviewing and revising stylometric authorship attribution for use in a forensic context
Krzysztof Kredens Investigating idiolectal variation: Towards a methodology of forensic authorship attribution
Paulo Quaresma
Irene Pimenta Rodrigues
Teresa Almeida
Elsa Garcia Building knowledge bases with linguistic resources from legal text databases

11:00 - 11:20 Coffee Break

11:20 - 12:30 Session 6: Narratives and Texts in the legal process

Diana Eades* Courtroom language as a weapon in the struggle between aboriginal Australians and the state
Caroline Fleming "What do you mean when you say that?": Rape narratives in courtroom discourse
Gillian Grebler Innocent people, incriminating texts: Producing and resisting blame

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00 Session 7: Codes and registers in the legal process

Dennis Kurzon Pragmatic problems in the analysis of defamation
John Gibbons Legal transformations in Spanish

15:00 - 15:20 Coffee Break

15:20 - 16:20 Symposium

Language and law in China: Focuses, retrospect and prospect

Dechun Wang, Jianyun Jiang, Jie Wang, Mei-zhen Liao, Jingyi Peng, Weiping Wu

16:30 - 17:30 Plenary Address

Malcolm Coulthard It's probably not an accurate record of what was said

2nd July 2001

8:30 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 10:00 Session 8: Liguistics and Legal Theory

Claire A. Hill Linguistic constraints on the creation and development of norms
Lawrence Solan The linguist as legislative consultant
Beth Browning Jacobs Ideological Phenomena in the Governing Process
Mami Hiraike Okawara A schema model of judges in trademark disputes

10:00 - 10:20 Coffee Break

10:20 - 11:20 Session 9: Analysis of courtroom discourse

Lamont Antieau A sociolinguistic analysis of responses to in direct speech acts in the Court Room
Joanna Kerr Thompson "Powerful/less" language in court in the new millennium - still worth considering?
Susan Blackwell Tag questions in the courtroom

11:20 - 12:20 Special Presentation

James Fitzgerald The UNABOM investigation: The role forensic linguistics played in the arrest and prosecution of Theorore Kaczynski

12:20 - 13:00 IAFL business meeting

13:00 Close of conference



Fifth Biennial Conference
"Forensic Linguistics Ten Years On - what future?"

30 June - 2 July 2001