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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:01

Jurilinguistics III: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Language and Law, University of Cambridge, 1-2 Oct 2020

Language and law are two intertwined areas of study whose connections are still opening new windows across disciplines. With the objective of enhancing an interdisciplinary reflection among researchers and practitioners in these domains, Jurilinguistics III: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Language and Law will foreground the applications of jurilinguistic approaches to the analysis of law and language. This conference will gather professionals in both fields who are interested in discovering the linguistic nature of legal (including political and sociolegal) challenges, and the legal implications of (new) multilingualism(s).

We will promote a closer understanding among professionals and researchers in legal disciplines of the work done by linguists and translators, against the background of the increased interest for their tools and insights into the scientific study of languages among lawyers. On the grounds of increasing collaborations between of language and law professionals and researchers, bilingual and multilingual programmes in international law are being implemented, linguists and translators increase their demands for specialized legal training, corpus linguistic tools are being used in the legal interpretation of jurisprudence, growing cooperation among societies triggers the creation of supranational structures, legal relationships become globalized… New fields for both language and law are emerging as societies develop new ties and needs across the globe, demanding cross-disciplinary research designs, new tenets and increasingly complex methods.

The symposium Jurilinguistics III: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Language and Law aims to provide a meeting point for professionals and researchers interested in the intersection of language and law from different disciplines, including translation and interpreting studies, sociology, anthropology, criminology and, indeed, law and linguistics. The purpose is not only to identify progress and key insights into this hybrid field, but also to explore new areas of study and/or research. 

Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2020

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