The International Language and Law Association (ILLA) was founded by legal linguists Peter Tiersma†, Lawrence Solan and Dieter Stein in 2007. Their initiative was to create a network of linguists and lawyers around the world working on the language matrix of law. In that framework, language is not simply seen as a subject in the legal context or an object of forensic analysis, but as the central medium of modern constitutional states, as the mediator of social conflicts and the core of legal methodology.
After an initial period of gestation, it is now time to relaunch the ILLA, to reconfigure the society on the basis of the experiences up to this point and to give it a new sustainable structure. This website is part of this process and will document further activities. In the next months we will publish more information about the next steps, especially including the first international ILLA-Conference from September 7th to 9th, 2017, organized by Friedemann Vogel in Freiburg (Germany).
Executive Committee and contact:
Anne Lise Kjær (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Ralf Poscher (Freiburg, Germany)
Lawrence Solan (New York, USA)
Dieter Stein (Düsseldorf, Germany)
Friedemann Vogel (Freiburg, Germany)
Last Update: Feb. 6th, 2017
Important dates and next events:
- 06.02.2017: PhD-Panel - Call for Papers - ILLA Relaunch Conference in 2017, Freiburg, Germany
» Conference Programme online!
- 31.01.2016: Call for Papers - ILLA Relaunch Conference in 2017, Freiburg, Germany
» Overview and conference description
» Now Registration and abstract submission form is online!
- 18.-19.2016: The fabric of law and language. Discovering Patterns Through Legal Corpus Linguistics
» Read more