Monday, 10 July

10:00 Desk opening & registration
10:30 – 11:30 PLENARY 1 – A2 (Faculty of Arts, Auditorium 2)

Martin Potthast

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

On the Vulnerability of Automatic Author Identification Approaches

11:30 – 13:00 A2 (Faculty of Arts, Auditorium 2)

Forensic Linguistics Dojo

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 17:30 A2 (Faculty of Arts, Auditorium 2)

Forensic Linguistics Dojo

17:30 – 18:00 Coffee Break
18:00 – 18:30 Welcome and Opening Ceremony – Anfiteatro Nobre (Faculty of Arts, Auditorium)

Presidential Address

Tim Grant

President of the IAFL – Aston University, UK

18:30 – 19:30 PLENARY 2 – Anfiteatro Nobre (Faculty of Arts, Auditorium)

Malcolm Coulthard

Aston University / Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

IAFL – The Next 25 Years

Chair: Lawrence Solan

 19:30 – 20:15 Welcome reception

Tuesday, 11 July

09:15 – 10:15 Plenary 3- Anfiteatro FAUP (Faculty of Architecture)

Tim Grant

Aston University

The usefulness of investigative linguistic analysis in the Courts and beyond

Chair: Jack Grieve

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 12:15
PARALLEL SESSION 1 (Room SR 1 Investigating Plagiarism) Chair: Sheila Queralt

Milaydis Sosa-Napolskij, Belinda Maia & Rui Sousa-Silva
The present participle clause: A distinctive linguistic feature of research papers authored by non-native speakers

María Valentina Noblia
The concept of author and work in Argentine legislation and its consequences for the practice of forensic linguistics in plagiarism

Helena Pires & Rui Sousa-Silva
Investigating the usefulness of linguistic analyses to approach plagiarism in the visual arts

PARALLEL SESSION 2 (Room 203 Interpreter-mediated Courtroom Interaction) Chair: Maria del Carmen Rios Garcia

Christian Licoppe, Maud Verdier & Clair- Antoine Veyrier
Interpreters and the politics of turn-taking. Managing long turns in consecutively interpreted courtroom interrogation sequences

Eva Ng
Linguistic Disadvantage before the Law: Chinese Witnesses Testifying in English in the Hong Kong Courtroom

Lei Yu
An Ethnographic Approach to Summary Interpreting in Criminal Trials in Chinese Mainland

PARALLEL SESSION 3 (Room 201 Forensic Phonetics) Chair: Maria Lúcia Castro Gomes

Fernanda López-Escobedo, Adriana Teresita Reyes & Axel Hernández
A proposal to classify a forensic speech database in Spanish according to linguistic characteristics

Jael Sânera Sigales Gonçalves & Sonia Cenceschi
Similarities and differences on the legal application of forensic phonetics in Italy and in Brazil

José María Lahoz-Bengoechea, Juana Gil Fernández & José Villa Villa
Fillers in disguised accented speech

PARALLEL SESSION 4 (Room SR2 Linguagem e Direito) Chair: Virgínia Colares

Alina Villalva & Alexandrina Pinto de Almeida
O Direito e a Linguística

Rosalice Pinto, Marisa Dinis & Gorete Marques
Linguagem Jurídica: das boas práticas à real simplificação

Toribio Enrique Sosa & Mariana Cucatto
Petição Inicial, Pretensão e Pedido: Uma Olhada desde a Linguística e o Direito Processual

12:15 – 13:15
PARALLEL SESSION 5 (Room SR 1 Vulnerable Witnesses) Chair: Nicci MacLeod

David Wright, Lucy Betts, Rachel Harding, Catarina Sjolin Knight, Sheine Peart & Kendall Newbold
Investigating children’s accounts of street harassment

Guusje Jol & Wyke Stommel
Police interviews with child-victims: Reports of resistance and their interactional follow- up

PARALLEL SESSION 6 (Room 203 Legal Interpreting) Chair: Elena Galvão

Vicky Wong
The Role of Preparation using Case-related Materials in Court Interpreting

Ikuko Nakane & Makiko Mizuno
Court decisions on legal interpreting in Japan

PARALLEL SESSION 7 (Room 201 Bilingualism and the Law) Chair: Belinda Maia

Maria Angeles Orts
A bilingual, bicultural approach to appraisal and persuasion in law: tracing affect, judgment, appreciation and interaction in English and Spanish legal op- eds

Richard Powell
Ideology and pragmatism in bilingual law

PARALLEL SESSION 8 (Room SR 2 Language and the Legal Process) Chair: Bill Eggington

Celia Blake
Language and Credibility in the Judicial Process: A Jamaican Case Study

Phyllis Mwangi & Mwangi Gachara
An Analysis of Metaphors of Incitement and their (In)admissibility in Judicial Proceedings

13:15 – 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 15:45
PARALLEL SESSION 9 (Room SR1 Multimodal approaches) Chair: Silvana Mota-Ribeiro

Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard
Condemned without trial: semiotic representations of women criminals

Jinshi Chen
Multimodal Information Analysis of Judge’s Footings and Role Shifts in Criminal Courtroom Interaction

Gunilla Byrman
“How drunk were you?” Narrations and Multimodality in Crime Trials

PARALLEL SESSION 10 (Room 203 Access to Justice and Legal Narratives) Chair: Richard Yuan

Esther Kimani & Fredrick Ntale
“An Honorable Suspect”: (In)congruity as Legitimization in the International Criminal Court (ICC)

Susan Berk-Seligson & Mitchell Seligson
Extralegal Justice: Guatemalan Lynching Narratives

Tatiana Tkacukova
Pathways to improving access to justice: The interplay between corpus linguistics and socio-legal research

PARALLEL SESSION 11 (Room 201 Forensic Phonetics) Chair: Fernanda López-Escobedo

Vânia Fernandes & Aníbal Ferreira
Voice formants modification due to GSM and VOIP telephonic communication

James Tompkinson
Taking a different stance: Listener inference of a ‘threatening tone of voice’ from phonetic properties of speech

Ricky Kw Chan
Speaker discrimination: citation tones vs. coarticulated tones

PARALLEL SESSION 12 (Room SR 2 Multilingualism and the Law) Chair: Sandra Silva

Giulia Terlizzi
Public policy and ordre public: conflicts of culture. The case of Québec and the Eu policy

Karolina Paluszek
“Babel as a gift” – benefits of multilingual interpretation of EU law

Lee-Anne Sackett
Multilingualism and the law in Vanuatu

15:45 – 16:05 Coffee break
16:05 – 17:05 PLENARY 4 – A1 (Faculty of Arts, Auditorium 1)

Janet Ainsworth

Seattle University

What is a Promise?: Linguistic Analysis versus Legal Interpretation

Chair: Malcolm Coulthard





Wednesday, 12 July

09:30 – 10:30 PLENARY 5 – Anfiteatro FAUP (Faculty of Architecture)

Alan Durant

Middlesex University

Forensic linguistics: directions within the ‘profession of words’

Chair: Krzysztof Kredens

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00
COLLOQUIUM 1 (Room A2 Identities Online) Discussant: Tim Grant

Tim Grant, Nicci MacLeod, Annie Houle & Emily Carmody
Investigating the language of online child abuse

COLLOQUIUM 2 (Room SR 1 Linguagem e Género) Discussant: Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard

Lucia Freitas, Debora Figueiredo, Vigínia Leal & Catarina Oliveira
Linguagem, gênero, direito e feminismos

PARALLEL SESSION 13 (Room 203 Interpreting and Sign Language Interpreting in Legal Contexts) Chair: Isabel Galhano

Jemina Napier, Sandra Hale, David Spencer & Mehera San Roque
“I had doubts about how it would work and then I was surprised at how well it did work…”: Exploring perceptions of the participation of deaf people and sign language interpreters

Monwabisi Ralarala, Russell Kaschula & Zakeera Docrat
The exclusion of South African sign language speakers in the criminal justice system: a case based approach

Xin Liu
What makes it challenging to interpret cross-examination questions? A pragmalinguistic perspective

Jieun Lee
Due Process and Legal Interpreting: Interpreting Suspects’ Rights to Remain Silent and to Counsel during Investigative Interviews

PARALLEL SESSION 14 (Room 201 The Linguist as Expert) Chair: Edward Finegan

Sabine Ehrhardt
Automatic approaches to forensic text comparison: A discussion about their linkage to linguistic theory and adequate evaluation of evidence

Tharwat El-Sakran
Lawyers’ Perceptions of and Attitudes Towards the Employment of Forensic Linguists’ Testimony in Courts

Olu Popoola
Wordplay or nonsense, empirically speaking? Evaluating meaning potential in trademark dilution cases using Syntactic Register Analysis

Isobelle Clarke & Krzysztof Kredens
The linguist as expert in the legal setting: towards an ontology of practice

PARALLEL SESSION 15 (Room SR 2 Power and the Law) Chair: Anabela Leão

Natalie Stroud
The Indigenous Koori Court: Challenging Linguistic Conventions

Nicole Payan
“The Least I Can Do Is Speak Out” Projecting Voice Through Aboriginal Oral Traditions

Tammy Gales
Stances of Contrition: An Appraisal Analysis of Apologies in American Indian Parole Board Hearings

William Eggington & Tanner Call
Black Pragmatics Matter: Miscommunication between U.S. Police and Inner-City African Americans

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30
PARALLEL SESSION 16 (Room A2 Investigative Interviewing) Chair: Jennifer Glougie

Nicci MacLeod
Some ideological functions of turn-initial discourse markers in police interviews with women reporting rape

Sabrina Jorge
A Critical Discourse Analysis of Police Interviews in Cases of Violence against Women in Brazil

Georgina Heydon
Written-response interview protocols: an innovative approach to confidential reporting and victim interviewing in sexual assault investigations

PARALLEL SESSION 17 (Room SR 1 Legal and Plain Language) Chair: Andrea Nini

Mami Okawara
Simplification of Basic Legal Terms of Japanese Civil Code

Işıl Özyıldırım
Turkish Legislative Language : An Analysis of Register Variation

Rachelle Lintao & Marilu Madrunio
Transforming the Complex Syntactic Structures of a Philippine Consumer-Finance Contract

PARALLEL SESSION 18 (Room 203 Linguistic Disadvantage before the Law) Chair: Lígia Afonso

Anna Carolina Corrêa & Bruno Deusdará
Does “social group” help us elaborate refugee-related policies?

Frances Rock
‘You can speak to her just like you speak to me’: New challenges in revisiting disadvantage before the law through asylum support

Michael O’Laughlin
How Not to Give a Miranda Warning in a Murder Case

PARALLEL SESSION 19 (Room 201 Authorship Analysis) Chair: Margaret van Naersen

Veronika Volná
Forensic Analysis of Anonymization Strategies in English

Shaomin Zhang
Authorship attribution and feature testing for short Chinese emails

Joana Aguiar & Pilar Barbosa
Authorship attribution in a case of defamation

PARALLEL SESSION 20 (Room SR 2 Courtroom Interaction) Chair: Clara Barros

Magdalena Szczyrbak
Subjectivity and the progressive in courtroom interaction

Gatitu Kiguru & Purity Nthiga
Use of Pragmatic Strategies in the Cross-Examination Phase of Sampled Trials in Kenyan Courts

Emmanuel Satia & Kembo Sure
Resisting Accusations of Wrong Doing by Peripheral Parties in the Confirmation of Charges Hearings in the Kenyan Cases at the International Criminal Court

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 18:00
PARALLEL SESSION 21 (Room SR 1 Authorship Profiling) Chair: David Wright

Andrea Nini
Profiling the anonymous authors of malicious forensic texts

Cristina Greco
The Falange Armata Letters: Authorship Profiling of Linguistic Markers of Style and Ideology in Italian Terrorist Communication

Garazi Jimenez Aragon & Sheila Queralt Estevez
Forensic linguistic analysis for the identification of political parties in the Basque Country

Isobelle Clarke
Dimensions of Twitter trolling

PARALLEL SESSION 22 (Room 203 Meaning and Interpretation) Chair: Tatiana Tkacukova

Terrence R Carney
‘Please be discerning about your movements on campus’: vague language and accountability in crisis risk communication

Joana Forbes, Rui Sousa-Silva & Belinda Maia
Those who Lawfully Wed – A Civil Dimension of Forensic Linguistic Analysis

Purity Nthiga & Gatitu Kiguru
The (In)comprehensibility of Language Used in Sampled Insurance Policies in Kenya

PARALLEL SESSION 23 (Room 201 Courtroom, Police and Prison Discourse) Chair: Georgina Heydon

Piotr Węgorowski
Police: an institution, a service provider or both? Exploring heteroglossic communication in a community policing setting

Mel Greenlee
Capital Confusion: Linguistic and Legal Implications of Cerebral Immaturity

Rosalice Pinto
Legal text genres as socio discursive practices: a textual analysis

Wang Shuai & Yuan Chuanyou
Eliciting Confessions from Drug Users: An Ethnographic and Linguistic Approach

PARALLEL SESSION 24 (Room SR 2 Legal Language) Chair: Frances Rock

Joao Pedro Padua
Inserting Morality into Law through Discourse: The Case of the Brazilian Supreme Court Decision to Remove the President of the Lower Chamber of Congress

Chris Heffer
Resisting Reckless Rhetoric: The TRUST’ Untruthfulness Framework and the Legal Process

Zakeera Docrat & Russell Kaschula
Transforming the South African legal system through the use of African languages

Mwangi Gachara & Phyllis Mwangi
The Forked Road to Justice: Analysis of Metaphors in ICC Discourse


Annina Heini
A comparative study of police interview discourse in investigative interviews with 17 and 18 year old suspects in England and Wales

Chunfang Huang
A Comparative Analysis of English Complaints and Chinese Complaints: A Stylistic Perspective

David Griffin
“Truth language”: The legal discourse of the sovereign citizen movement

Elena Garayzábal & Mercedes Reigosa
Credibility of a simulated script of an anonymous phone call: A terrorism case report

Guusje Jol & Wyke Stommel
Interviewing children: How Dutch police officers are trained

Ivan Sammut
Multilinguism in Legal Drafting & Translation – The EU experience

Joana Teixeira
O papel de alguns aspetos linguísticos na modernização do discurso jurídico

Karoline Marko
’I tried to make it mean and demanding.’ Underlying motivations for and against the use of disguise in written threats

Katarina Duarte
As vozes da Direita e da Esquerda: Uma Análise Linguística do Discurso Jornalístico

Lucie Gianola & Julien Longhi
Natural Language Processing for textual analysis of judicial proceedings

Sarah Kelly
Acoustic correlates of authentic and simulated directly-worded threats

Tatiana Litvinova, Olga Litvinova & Pavel Seredin
Composition and Structure of the Russian Deception Bank Corpus Designed for Developing Methods of Text-Based Deception Detection

Tatiana Litvinova, Olga Litvinova, Pavel Seredin & Ekaterina Ryzhkova
Linguistic Features of Internet Texts by People Who Committed Suicides

Timothy Habick
Assured Attributions of Authorship

Timothy Habick & Tek Hong Chai
Psychology, Veracity, and Forensic Linguistics

Zoraida García-Castillo, Fernanda López-Escobedo & Jennifer Hincapie
Proposal for a glossary of terms frequently used in Forensic Science

18:00 – 19:00 Business meeting
20:00 Conference Dinner


Thursday, 13 July

10:00 – 11:00 PLENARY 6 – Anfiteatro FAUP (Faculty of Architecture)

Shonna Trinch

City University of New York

Law, Language, and the Creation Place: The Deployment of Eminent Domain in the Contested City of Brooklyn, NY

Chair: Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00
PARALLEL SESSION 25 (Room SR 1 Authorship Attribution) Chair: Tim Grant

Jack Grieve
Short-text authorship attribution using n-gram tracing

Liliana Romão
A quantitative and qualitative analysis of an epistolographic corpus in authorship attribution

Patrick Juola & George K. Mikros
Cross-linguistic correlations in lexical complexity; an approach to cross-linguistic authorship attribution

PARALLEL SESSION 26 (Room 203 Hate Speech and Offensive Language) Chair: Fátima Oliveira

Marty Laforest, Francis Fortin & Geneviève Bernard-Barbeau
Tweet as indication of potential danger in the real world. How do ‘ordinary people’ and employees of law enforcement agencies in charge of the surveillance of Twitter treat hateful messages?

Marlon Hurt
The Language of Violent Intent in Episodic Future Thinking

Sergei Kulikov
Enriching hate speech databases with linguistic knowledge

PARALLEL SESSION 27 (Room 201 Courtroom Discourse) Chair: Alexandra Guedes Pinto

Meishan Chen
An exploration of stance features used in actual courtroom discourse and TV courtroom discourse

Xin Dai
Judges’ Authorial Stance(s): an investigation of appraisal resources in sentencing remarks

Giorgos Georgiou
Dialect use as strategy in a court domain: when a dialect becomes powerful

PARALLEL SESSION 28 (Room SR 2 Investigative Interviewing) Chair: Chris Heffer

Dian Diaan Muniroh & Georgina Heydon
Investigating the Language of Police Interviewing of Witnesses in Indonesia through a Delphi Technique

Neveen Al Saeed
Put on Record (POR) questions: interviewing tools or a prosecutor’s weapon?

E. Allyn Smith & Myriam Raymond-Tremblay
The Role of Presupposition on Belief : An Update

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30
PARALLEL SESSION 29 (Room A2 Corpus Linguistics in Forensic Contexts) Chair: Jack Grieve

Emily Powell
Sometimes being uncompassionate is the most compassionate thing you can do’: Negotiation of responsibility in pre- massacre narratives

Lawrence Solan
Using Corpus Linguistics to Find the Ordinary Meaning of Legal Terms

Edward Finegan
On the Utility and Pitfalls of Corpus Use in Trademark Disputes

PARALLEL SESSION 30 (Room SR 1 Detecting Deception) Chair: Isabel Picornell

Olu Popoola
Genre violation as an indicator of deception in online reviews

Samuel Larner
‘At the end of the day, when all is said and done, honesty is the best policy’: formulaic sequences as a cue to deception

Kristina Beckman-Brito & Naouress Akrouti
“It sticks in my mind”: Evidentiality and inconsistencies in an ex-wife’s statements

PARALLEL SESSION 31 (Room 203 Multilingual Matters) Chair: Thomas Huesgen

Margaret van Naerssen
The Voice Behind the Wall of a Non-Native Speaker’s Defendant Statement

Georgina Heydon & Eliseu Mabasso
“She doesn’t need to understand the judge.” How do legal professionals understand the language challenges for non- Portuguese speakers reporting domestic violence in Mozambique

Ludmila Stern
Multilingual matters in legal contexts: Domestic and international courts’ responses to super-diversity

PARALLEL SESSION 32 (Room 201 Managing Identities in Legal Contexts) Chair: Maria da Graça Lisboa Castro Pinto

Chuanyou Yuan, Taojie Lin & Jie Zheng
Identity Construction and Performance in China’s Community Correction Discourse

Debora Cabral
Subjectivity and Identity in Judicial Decisions

Jessi Frasier
Navigating identities through reported speech in closing arguments

PARALLEL SESSION 33 (Room SR 2 Police Interviewing) Chair: Frances Rock

Tatiana Tkacukova & Gavin Oxburgh
Tandem interviewing strategies

Tessa van Charldorp & Wyke Stommel
Talking about ethnicity, nationality and culture in police interrogations

Tina Pereira & Michelle Aldridge-Waddon
Change in quality of evidence with use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication in police investigative interviews

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00
PARALLEL SESSION 34 (Room A2 Communicating Forensic Linguistics) Chair: Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard

Peter Gray
Teaching Lawyers how to Communicate

Lisanne van Weelden & Tessa van Charldorp
The use of visualizations in Dutch court

PARALLEL SESSION 35 (Room SR 1 Forensic Linguistic Training) Chair: Susan Berk-Seligson

Sandra Hale, Jane Goodman- Delahunty & Natalie Martschuk
Interpreting legal discourse in a police interview. The difference training can make to achieving accuracy

Halina Sierocka
Are Students Good at Knowing what they Really Need?: Developing a Profile of the ELP Needs in the Eyes of Law Students and Legal Professionals

PARALLEL SESSION 36 (Room 203 Juvenile Suspects and the Law) Chair: João Pedro Pádua

Fleur van der Houwen & Guusje Jol
Juvenile court: creating (an atmosphere of) understanding

Joseph Devney
A teenage mother in a police interview: did she implicate her own mother in her baby’s death?

PARALLEL SESSION 37 (Room 201 Courtroom Interaction) Chair: Rosalice Pinto

Kirsty Blewitt
‘It’s not a story, it’s a reality’: Exploring multi-layered interactions in adversarial courtroom discourse

Nurshafawati Ahmad Sani
‘Invariant Tag Questions’ during Cross-Examination in Malaysian Criminal Trials: A corpus-based forensic discourse analysis

PARALLEL SESSION 38 (Room SR 2 Linguística Forense / Linguagem e Direito) Chair: Virgínia Leal

Vinicius Calado & Virginia Colares
Liberdade de reunião e manifestação do pensamento na jurisprudência do STF à luz da ACDJ

Carminda Silvestre
A Análise Multimodal de Marcas: as interfaces do ser, interagir e fazer

17:10 – 18:10 PLENARY 7 – Anfiteatro FAUP (Faculty of Architecture)

Georgina Heydon

RMIT University

Ignorance is not bliss. How widespread misconceptions about language cause systemic failures in the justice system

Chair: Tim Grant

Friday, 14 July

09:30 – 11:00
PARALLEL SESSION 39 (Room SR 1 Forensic Phonetics) Chair: Ana Maria Brito

Maria Lucia de Castro Gomes
An Analysis of Diphtongs /ai/ and /ei/ in Portuguese-English Bilingual Speakers

Claudia Regina Brescancini, Márcio Oppliger Pinto, Denis Fernandes, Cíntia S. Gonçalves, Felipe Bilharva, Ana Paula C. da S. Biasibetti & Vergília S. Damé
On the Discriminating Power of Voice/Speech Properties in Speaker Comparison Task: A Case Study

Helen Fraser
Forensic transcription: How can we ensure useful and reliable transcripts accompany indistinct covert recordings used as evidence in court?

PARALLEL SESSION 40 (Room 204 Authorship Analysis) Chair: Tammy Gales

Ria Perkins & Tim Grant
Politeness strategies and Native Language Influence Detection: the benefit of using explanations in NLID.

Laura Ascone
Threat and Persuasion: two sides of the same coin

Juliane Ford
Gender change and gender disguise in online identities

PARALLEL SESSION 41 (Room 201 Legal Complexity(ies)) Chair: Eva Ng

Lilia Shevyrdyaeva
Genre diversity of modern judicial discourse: a case study of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Constitutional court of Russia

William Eggington & Sunok Kim
Complex Legal Language in South Korea: Cause and Effect

Jade B.Y. Du
The participation status of defendants in interpreter-mediated courtroom interaction

PARALLEL SESSION 42 (Room SR 2 Forensic Linguistics: Interdisciplinary Matters) Chair: Fleur van der Houwen

Mônica Azzariti
Reflections about hostage negotiations and the contribution of forensic linguistics

Dominique Lagorgette
Forensic linguistics in France and freedom of speech in trial

Timothy Habick
Psychometrics and Forensic Linguistics

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 PLENARY 8 – Anfiteatro FAUP (Faculty of Architecture)

Peter French

University of York

The Forensic Speech Scientist in a Bubble … with the World Looking in

Chair: Helen Fraser

12:30 – 13:00 CLOSING CEREMONY

Anfiteatro FAUP (Faculty of Architecture)

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