Roundtable in Forensic Linguistics 2014


The Germanic Society of Forensic Linguistics (GSFL) is welcoming you to the Second Annual Roundtable in Forensic Linguistics. September 5th ­‐ 7th in Mainz, Germany


The purpose of the GSFL Roundtable is to provide researchers, teachers, and practitioners working within all sub-­areas of forensic linguistics the opportunity to present and discuss their work within an interdisciplinary setting.

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For any last minute registration or reservation, please use the contact form.












The price for each of the conference menu options is 40€ for non-members, 35€ for GSFL members; 
beverages not included.

Please note that payment for the restaurant has to be made in advance before September 1st. 




Confirmed guest speakers include the following: 

PresenterInstitutionPresentation Title
Detective Marie Allen

South Yorkshire Police, 

Great Britain   

Police Jargon: More than words can say?    
Dr. Susan Blackwell   

Language Consultancy Desk,

Great Britain    

Language in the service of lawfare: the 'working definition of antisemitism' of
the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC)
 
  
Dr. Brigitte Eisenwort   
Medical University of Vienna [Medizinische Universität Wien], Austria    
The Vienna Corpus of Suicide Notes: Collection of data, themes and measurement of cognitive constriction    
Dr. Fleur van der Houwen 
VU University of Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam), the Netherlands 
Inquisitorial criminal court: no jury, no cross examination but an active judge (and prosecutor)


For information on the guest speakers and the abstracts for their talks, please click on the respective name in the table.


Please note that all presenters must be members of the GSFL in order to present at the Roundtable.


To inspire continuing interest in the Forensic Linguistics, students are also warmly encouraged to present their work for a special student forum. During this session, undergraduate and graduate students will have an opportunity to present their work and receive constructive feedback from peers and scholars in the field. The first day of the 2014GSFL will be devoted to special informational sessions for students interested in pursuing graduate level work in Forensic Linguistics or Forensic Phonetics. Among the topics which will be covered during these special sessions are the following:


Special Student Sessions

- Academic writing: How do I get published?

- Conference preparation for students 

- Graduate schools offering degrees in Forensic Linguistics

- Professional advice for FL students interested in working inside or outside of a traditional university system















Prices for the Roundtable are:


1 day   2 days   3 days  
Student55€100€150€
Non-student70€130€190€


For GSFL members the prices are:


1 day   2 days   3 days  
Student50€95€145€
Non-student60€120€180€


​The fees each include conference materials, coffee breaks and lunch. Fees are payable by bank transfer. The payment details are given to you in the registration process.

Please note that as long as the fees have not been payed in full, your registration is not finalized with a guaranteed space at the GSFL2014. It is possible to pay on-site (cash ONLY). However advanced payment discount cannot be applied then, which will result in increased fees. 


The venue for the Roundtable in 2014 is the same as in 2013. We will be meeting in the InterCity Hotel in Mainz, Germany.