Journal Language and Law/Linguagem e Direito

Language and Law/Linguagem e Direito

The journal Language and Law / Linguagem e Direito is an international online journal edited at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto, Portugal, and the Federal University of Santa Catarina ­ UFSC, Brazil.

The journal is published twice a year, and includes articles in all varieties of both Portuguese and English , with abstracts in both languages. The editorial board of the journal includes renowned international researchers from the fields of linguistics, law and criminology, computer science, among others. The journal has a rigorous system of blind peer reviewing. The journal is published by the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto, and is hosted by the Faculty¹s Digital Library.

Language and Law / Linguagem e Direito is an academic journal that aims to encourage the dissemination of research conducted in the field of Forensic Linguistics / Language and the Law, while at the same time contributing to the work of practitioners by publishing state of the art articles on theoretical and methodological tools useful for this interdisciplinary field. It is therefore aimed at established academics and researchers, students and practitioners, from all over the world.

The first issue of the journal will be published in September 2014. Each issue will contain articles, book reviews and PhD abstracts covering all topics related to Legal Language, Interaction in Legal Contexts and Language as Evidence.

There will be regular special issues. The second issue will be devoted to Forensic Phonetics and related issues and will be guest edited by membersof the ³Estudos dos Sons da Fala² Research Group, at the Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná – UTFPR.

Those who wish to submit articles to be included in the next issue (first semester of 2015) are invited to submit them no later than October 1st, 2014 to

The Editorial Team

Malcolm Coulthard Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Rui Sousa-Silva Universidade do Porto

Contact details

Journal Editors:
Malcolm Coulthard
Rui Sousa-Silva

Volume 1.1 – Contents

Multilingualism and Morality in Statutory Interpretation
Lawrence M. Solan

A Fonética Forense no Brasil: Cenários e Atores
Maria Lúcia de Castro Gomes & Denise de Oliveira Carneiro

Identifying idiolect in forensic authorship attribution: an n-gram
textbite approach
Alison Johnson & David Wright

Detecting Œtranslingual¹ plagiarism: the backlash against translation
Rui Sousa-Silva

Death Penalty Instructions to Jurors: Still Not Comprehensible After All
These Years
Gail Stygall

A atitude em boletins de ocorrência de crimes de linguagem contra a honra:
um estudo da ofensa verbal na perspectiva do sistema de avaliatividade
Marcos Rogério Ribeiro & Cristiane Fuzer

When is a lie not a lie? When it¹s divergent: Examining lies and deceptive
responses in a police interview
Elisabeth Carter

Discurso, gênero e violência: uma análise de representações públicas do
crime de estupro
Débora de Carvalho Figueiredo

Linguistic Minorities in Court: the Exclusion of Indigenous Peoples in
Edilson Vitorelli

The Atypical Bilingual Courtroom: An Exploratory Study of the
Interactional Dynamics inInterpreter-mediated Trials in Hong Kong

Eva Ng

Linguistic Identifiers of L1 Persian speakers writing in English. NLID for
Authorship Analysis
Ria Perkins

A comparative review of The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics and
The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law
Reviewed by Samuel Larner

Linguagem e Direito
Reviewed by Rita Faria

Forensic Linguistics. John Olsson and June Luchjenbroers
Reviewed by Ria Perkins

In Memoriam ­ Maria Teresa Turell Julià
Núria Gavaldá & Malcolm Coulthard

Remembering Peter Tiersma
Lawrence M. Solan

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