September 7th-9th, 2021, University of Alicante, Spain

Venue: University of Alicante, Spain.

Conference director: Prof. Dr. Victoria Guillén.


The question of dealing with migrants and asylum seekers has dominated the political discourse, given rise to national and international laws on emigration and immigration, some of them including discriminatory provisions, pressed laws against immigration (Acts of exclusion), encouraged international cooperation on migration, and prompted anti-migration rhetoric. The aim of this conference is to invite scholars working in different disciplines such as law, linguistics, the media, multilingualism, legal translation and interpreting, etc., to share their views and insights into various aspects of the broad, but not exclusive, umbrella topic: Language and the Law in the Age of Migration. Suggested areas for scholarly discussion include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The philosophy of law
  • The language of human rights
  • The language of migrant laws
  • The mediatisation of the law
  • The language of inequality, discrimination and violence
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Courtroom discourse analysis
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Multilingualism
  • Mediation
  • Legal translation and interpretation

Plenary speakers: Prof. Dr. Teun van Dijk (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain), Prof. Dr. Janet Giltrow (University of British Columbia, Canada), Prof. Dr. Ruth Wodak (University of Lancester, UK), Prof. Dr. Diana Eades (University of New England, Australia) and Prof. Dr. Antonio Doval (University of Alicante, Spain) have confirmed their participation as plenary speakers.