19 September 2023, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Venue: Jagiellonian University, Kraków

Organisers: Prof. Dr. Dieter Stein (Heinrich-Heine Universität, Düssesdorf) and Prof. Dr. Victoria Guillén-Nieto (University of Alicante)


The 4th ILLA Focus Conference on Forensic Linguistics encourages linguists and legal practitioners to submit abstract proposals on all topics of forensic linguistics such as authorship identification; speaker identification; trademarks conflicts; plagiarism detection; language crimes; cybercrimes; deception and lie detection; police interrogation, among others.

Furthermore, we would also welcome paper submissions that relate to the assisting role language experts can play in a criminal investigation; the linguist as an expert witness in the courts of justice; communication and interaction between lawyers and language experts, courtroom interaction; admissibility criteria, ethics, the mediatisation of criminal cases, among others.

Abstract submission
Please note that abstracts should deal with research that is clearly in progress (if not yet completed). Please make sure that your abstract includes the following information:

1.    Purpose statement
2.    Research problem
3.    State of the art
4.    Hypotheses or research questions
5.    Description of the methods, instruments and tools
6.    Summary of the main conclusions or statement about the relevance and potential impact of the piece of research
7.    References (up to five).

Guidelines for abstract submission
Title (14pt Times New Roman, bold type)
Text (12pt Times New Roman)
Length: No more nor less than 500 words
Keywords: up to five keywords separated by a semicolon
Language: English
Please follow APA style

Note: Failure to follow the guidelines may be a reason for abstract rejection.

Abstract submission: from 1 October 2022 to 15 January 2023

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 January 2023

When the abstract is ready for submission, please send it to both Victoria Guillén-Nieto at victoria.guillen[at]ua.es and Dieter Stein at stein[at]hhu.de.

Abstracts will go through a blind peer-review process. Authors should receive notification about the result of the blind peer-review process by 25 February 2023.