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Tenative Schedule for the I.A.F.L Conference

University of New England, Armidale NSW 9-12 July 1995

This page contains the tentative program outline for the second conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, which is to be held 9-12 July 1995, at the University of New England in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.

Registration for the conference closes on 12 June, and registration forms can be obtained from Diana Eades <>

Any queries about registration, accommodation etc should be directed to Phil Johnston at New England Conference Management, fax 61 67 711713

Tentative program outline as of 12 May 95

[Subject to change.]

  • registrations due by 12 June
  • order of papers within each session is not finalized although papers are grouped under thematic headings, some papers address more than one of these themes
  • Legal practitioners in NSW may wish to include their participation in this conference as part of their Mandatory Continuing Legal Education.

Sunday, 9 July, 7pm
Vice Chancellor’s official welcome and reception

Monday morning 10 July 9am – 1pm
  • Keynote address (speaker and title to be confirmed)
  • Yon Maley and Chris Candlin, Macquarie University
    Questions in Court: What can the Expert Witness Expect?
  • Cliff Goddard, University of New England
    How do judges know what they mean (and can linguists help them)?
  • Weiping Wu, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington
    Language and Law: A Data approach to Linguistics Issues in the Legal Field
  • Diana Eades, University of New England
    Reactions of the legal profession to forensic linguistics in Australia

Monday afternoon 2pm – 6pm
  • Michael Walsh, University of Sydney
    Transcripts and Traditions: Problems in Recording Land Claim Proceedings in Northern Australia
  • Bruce Rigsby, University of Queensland
    Aboriginal evidence and the transcript in two Queensland land claims
  • Kate Storey, Monash University
    The history of a transcript
  • James Stratman and Patricia Dahl, University of Colorado at Denver
    Readers’ Understanding of Temporary Restraining Orders enforced in Domestic Violence Cases: an Empirical Study
  • Bethany Dumas, University of Tennessee
    Linguistic Ambiguity in Non-Statutory Language: Problems in “The Search Warrant in the Matter of 7505 Derris Drive”
  • Neil McCleod, Murdoch University
    Psycho-Linguistic Analysis of Tax Judgements
  • Sue Blackwell, University Of Birmingham
    Taking a Closer Look at ‘look’: Discourse Markers in Disputed Texts
  • Hannes Kniffka, University of Bonn
    Forensic Linguistic Author Identification: Limits and Chances
  • Malcolm Coulthard, University of Birmingham
    On linguistic fingerprinting
  • Marie-Therese Jensen, Monash University
    [On the limitations of analysis of NESB confessions; Title TBA]
Monday evening
7.30pm Conference Dinner

Tuesday 11 July 9am 1.30pm
  • Hugh Potter and Mee Wun Lee, University of New England
    Speech and action outside the court: Can forensic linguistics be applied to issues of hate speech?
  • Michael Cooke, Batchelor College
    A different story: Comparing Aboriginal testimony given in narrative versus question/answer form
  • John Gibbons, University of Sydney
    Evidence of Miscommunication between Police and Second Language Speakers during Police Interrogation
  • John Favretto, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, NSW
    [On interpreting issues; title TBA]
  • Muhammad Gamal, University of Queensland
    Vox et pritorai nihil: The high cost of linguistic injuctice
  • Jeff Siegel, University of New England
    Translating Legal Terminolgy into a Pidgin Language
  • Mami Okawara, Takasaki City University of Economics
    The Amish and the Criminal Courts: the Samuel D Hochstetler Case
  • Mark Brennan, Charles Sturt University
    Speaking pragmatically: Police and the communicative needs of people with an intellectual disability
Tuesday afternoon
2pm Excursion to Dangar’s Gorge
Tuesday evening
7.30 – 9.30 Forum on Interpreters in the Legal System

Wednesday 12 July 8.30am – 12.30 pm
  • Helen Fraser, University of New England
    Auditory recognition of known and unknown voices
  • John Hajek, University of Melbourne
    Starting small in forensic phonetics: a first case report
  • Ann Laubstein, Carleton University
    Building Voice Lineups: Problems
  • Terry Hillcoat, University of New England
    Investigating parameters for forensic speaker identification
  • John Ingram, University of Queensland
    Telephone transmission line effects on formant and f0 extraction for forensic speaker identification.
  • Phil Rose, Australian National University
    Between- and within-speaker variance in acoustic parameters of similar voices.
Wednesday afternoon
1:30 – 3:30 Forum on Forensic Phonetics and Speaker Identification
3:50 Annual General Meeting
5:30 Official Close