September 5th, 2020, University of Alicante, Spain

Venue: University of Alicante, Spain


The II ILLA Colloquium for PhD Students will be held at the University of Alicante (Spain) just one day before the III ILLA Focus Conference on Forensic Linguistics and two days before the start of the V ILLA General Conference.

The focus of this one-day event will be on the question of how legal norms are constituted, processed and contested through linguistic signs and other communicative practices. Investigating this question, the first part of the colloquium will be spent discussing fundamentally relevant texts. During the second part of the event, participants will give brief presentations of their current and thematically relevant dissertation projects.

One goal of this colloquium is to provide an introduction to pragmatic legal linguistics, as it was developed in the Heidelberg Research Group of Legal Linguistics (the oldest research group on legal linguistics in the world); at the same time, this event is designed as a platform for international exchange between PhD from all over the world.

Habilitation candidates are also encouraged to participate.


Further Details

  • The working language will be English (participants are encouraged to assist each other with ad-hoc translations where necessary).
  • The participation in the event is free of charge. All prospective participants must submit their application by April 31st, 2021, including a brief CV and an abstract of their dissertation / habilitation project. Please send your applications to Prof. Dr. Friedemann Vogel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), who will select those speakers who are to present their dissertation projects.
  • The colloquium will take place on September 5th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Arrangements will be made for a joint dinner directly after the event (self-payment).
  • Venue: University of Alicante, Spain