Conference: Multilingualism, forensic linguistics, and law

This open conference at Litteraturhuset marks the launch of forensic linguistics as one of MultiLing's research topics, with Aneta Pavlenko as one of several highly esteemed scholars to take part.

You can find the recordings of the papers below.

Videos

Following are clips from the original YouTube stream October 11 at Litteraturhuset. Because of privacy issues, certain parts have been edited out.

Opening remarks by Elizabeth Lanza and keynote by Tanya Karoli Christensen.

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Predrag Dojčinovič, University of Connecticut: Language as evidence in international criminal trials: A cognitive perspective on the guilty mind of history, politics and culture from Nuremberg to the Hague

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Dragana Spencer, University of Greenwich: Right to ‘competent’ interpretation in international criminal law proceedings: What role do judges play?

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Melissa Wallace, University of Texas at San Antonio: Improving Court Interpreter Certification Exams with Basic Concepts from Testing Theory

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Tor Langbach, former judge and director general, The Norwegian Court Administration: Police interviews and court interpreting in Norway: My experience during a life in the courts

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Marit Olave Riis-Johansen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology: The presentation of rights and obligations in Norwegian police interviews: A case study from an interview with a non-native speaker

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Katrina Mayfield, London Metropolitan Police & Luna Filipovič, University of East Anglia: Interpreter-assisted investigative interview: What works vs. what does not work, and why

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Kristina Kepinska Jakobsen: Providing Trauma Support within the Investigative Interview

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What is forensic linguistics?

Forensic linguistics is a field at the intersection of language and law. It is a branch of applied linguistics that involves the application of linguistic knowledge, methods, approaches, and insights to the forensic context of law, crime investigation, trial, and judicial procedure. The researchers all bring to the field what they know best about linguistics, whether it is discourse analysis, phonetic analysis, speaker voice identification, or linguistic profiling - linguistic profiling is something that is not only done but also studied, with many forensic linguists deeply concerned about uses and misuses of linguistic profiling in asylum seeker cases.

Program

9:00–9:30  Opening remarks by Elizabeth Lanza

9:30–10:30  Keynote by Tanya Karoli Christensen, University of Copenhagen: On the evidentiary value of pragmatic discourse analysis of data: A Danish counter-terrorism case

10:30–11:00  Coffee break

11:00–13:00  Presentations

11:00–11:30  Predrag Dojčinovič, University of Connecticut: Language as evidence in international criminal trials: A cognitive perspective on the guilty mind of history, politics and culture from Nuremberg to the Hague

11:30–12:00  Dragana Spencer, University of Greenwich: Right to ‘competent’ interpretation in international criminal law proceedings: What role do judges play?

12:00–12:30  Bente Jacobsen, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences: Court interpreting: Key issues and concerns

12:30–13:00  Melissa Wallace, University of Texas at San Antonio: Improving Court Interpreter Certification Exams with Basic Concepts from Testing Theory

13:00–14:00   Lunch

14:00–16:00   Presentations

14:00–14:30  Tor Langbach, former judge and director general, The Norwegian Court Administration: Police interviews and court interpreting in Norway: My experience during a life in the courts

14:30–15:00  Marit Olave Riis-Johansen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology: The presentation of rights and obligations in Norwegian police interviews: A case study from an interview with a non-native speaker

15:00–15:30  Aneta Pavlenko, University of Oslo: The presentation of rights and obligations in police interviews in the USA

15:30–16:00  Katrina Mayfield, London Metropolitan Police & Luna Filipovič, University of East Anglia: Interpreter-assisted investigative interview: What works vs. what does not work, and why

16:00–16:30  Kristina Kepinska Jakobsen: Providing Trauma Support within the Investigative Interview

16:30–17:30  Roundtable discussion

19:00  Conference dinner

Abstracts

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Attending the conference

The conference is open for all and free of charge. Registration for the conference has now closed. If you still wish to attend, please e-mail Malene Bøyum.

Please note that the conference dinner is only for speakers and invited guests. There will be coffee/tea and fruit/cake served during the day, but attendees must provide their own lunch.

Published Aug. 29, 2017 12:08 PM - Last modified Dec. 6, 2017 8:56 AM