Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics

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Call for Papers
March 31, 2019
Subject Fields: 
German History / Studies, Languages, Law and Legal History, Linguistics, Public Policy

The Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics (GSFL) is   a scholarly organization that is made up of social scientists, practitioners, and students who are are devoted to promoting cooperative work within the fields of Forensic Linguistics to the better of society.  Towards that end, each each the GSFL holds an international Roundable where professionals inside and outside of academia can come together to share their work in a supportive, collegial environment.  This year, the Rountable will be held in Graz, Austria in cooperation with the University of Graz, Austria. The GSFL2019 will be held from September 5-8, 2019 in Graz, Austria.


Dr. Alena Aigner (Court Certified Expert Witness for Forensic Linguistics, AUSTRIA) "The Possibilities and Limits of Forensic Linguistics"

Dr. Kate Haworth (Aston University, GREAT BRITAIN) "Investigative Interviewing: Putting Research into Practice"

Dr. Ulrike Krieg-Holz (Alpen Adria Universität: AUSTRIA) "Perspectives of the Analysis of Errors and Style: Empirical Approaches to Forensic and Non-forensic Corpora"

Ms. Gudrun Mueller (FTS GmbH: GERMANY) "The Role of the FL Consultatnt Inside the Courtroom and Out"

Dr. Isabel Picornell (QED Limited: UNITED KINGDOM) "Is Deception Detection ad (Forensic) Linguistic Problem?

Dr. Nicci MacLeod (Northumbria University: UNITED KINGDOM) "Abuse Acts, Speech Acts, and the Dark Web: Using Pragmatic Theor to Caegorise Online Community Membership"

Dr. David Wright (Nottingham Trent University: UNITED KINGDOM) "You can't Sit with Us: The Value of 'Non-forensic' Data in Forensic Linguistics."


Invited subject areas for submissions include but at not limited to the following areas: Forensic Linguistics; Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics; Language and Law; Translation and Interpretation; Forensic Linguistics, Forensic Phonetics, and Education.  All interested authors are requested to submit a 250-word abstract by March 31, 2019.  To submit your abstract, please use the following link: <>. Alternatively, absgtracts may be submitted directed to the GSFL President, Dr. I. M. Nick <>.  Please be sure to use "GSFL19" in the subject line of your email 

Submissions may examine any language but preference will be given to abstracts investigating a Germanic language (i.e English. Danish, Dutch, German, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish,Yiddish etc.). Submissions must be in either English, German, or DAnish.  After the deadline, all abstracts will be subjected to blind review by a team of FL/FP expers.  For more information on the GSFL or the GSFL2019 in Graz, please use the following link: <>


To encourage continuing interest in Forensic Linguistics and Forensic Phonetics, students are also warmly encouraged to attend the Emerging Scholars' Day (ESD) which will be held on September 5, 2019.  Information about the ESD and the list of this year's presentations and workshops can be found here: < To register for the ESD, please contact Dr. I. M. Nick <>.  Space will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Graz!

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