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Fourth ILLA Focus Conference


Second call for papers





4th ILLA Focus Conference on Forensic Linguistics


19 September 2023


The 4th ILLA Focus Conference on Forensic Linguistics encourages linguists and legal practitioners to submit abstract proposals on all topics of forensic linguistics such as authorship identification; speaker identification; trademarks conflicts; plagiarism detection; language crimes; cybercrimes; deception and lie detection; police interrogation, among others.

            Furthermore, we would also welcome paper submissions that relate to the assisting role language experts can play in a criminal investigation; the linguist as an expert witness in the courts of justice; communication and interaction between lawyers and language experts, courtroom interaction; admissibility criteria, ethics, the mediatisation of criminal cases, among others.


Abstract submission

Please note that abstracts should deal with research that is clearly in progress (if not yet completed). Please make sure that your abstract includes the following information:

1 Purpose statement

2 Research problem

3 State of the art

4 Hypotheses or research questions

5 Description of the methods, instruments and tools

6 Summary of the main conclusions or statement about the relevance and potential impact of the piece of research

7 References (up to five).


Guidelines for abstract submission

Title (14pt Times New Roman, bold type)

Text (12pt Times New Roman)

Length: No more nor less than 500 words

Keywords: up to five keywords separated by a semicolon

Language: English

Please follow APA style

Note: Failure to follow the guidelines may be a reason for abstract rejection.

Abstract submission: from 1 October 2022 to 15 January 2023

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 January 2023

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Abstracts will go through a blind peer-review process. Authors should receive notification about the result of the blind peer-review process by 25 February 2023.