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4th Forensic Linguistics Short Course

The 4th FLsc will be an in-person event located at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany.

As in previous years, we invite students (Bachelor’s and Master’s) as well as graduate students and postdocs from Linguistics (and its sub-disciplines), Phonetics and Phonology, Law/Legal Studies, and related fields to apply for this international interdisciplinary program. All sessions will be conducted in English.

The FLsc is taught by Dr Isabel Picornell and Dr Krzysztof Kredens and will take place on 24 – 26 August 2022. This year’s programme focuses on:

  • Disputed meanings (indeterminacy in language; threats, malicious communications and defamation)
  • Authorship analysis (profiling; theoretical foundations; casework examples and methods; faked contexts; native language identification; suicide notes)
  • Guided case study (analysis and presentation of findings)

Applications are now closed. They were open from 1 May 2022 and to 31 May 2022 (midnight, GMT -12; i.e. applications were open as long as it was 31 May anywhere in the world). Notifications of acceptance will be sent in the first week of June 2022. If there are any questions regarding applications, please ask the coordinators via our contact form here.

Participation Fee

We are proud to announce that thanks to generous funding by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, we are able to offer a reduced fee for this year’s FLsc. In previous years, the participation fee for in-person attendance was higher by 150 Euro.

The new participation fee is 280 Euro.

Payment Modalities

Deadline for fee payment is 31 July 2022. If you cannot afford to pay the total fee at once, please contact the coordination team for payment by installments. Payment is currently only possible via wire transfer. The FLsc fee covers the costs for course rooms, snacks and drinks, lunch, the payment of our two lecturers, and the maintenance of our website. Our fees are calculated without a profit margin, the FLsc is a non-profit event.

If you cannot attend the summer school, you may cancel your participation until 7 August 2022. Up until this deadline, no fee has to be paid. In case your fee is already paid, you will get back the entire amount paid. However, if you cancel afterwards or do not show up, you are expected to pay the full fee.