Schedule of Paper and Poster Presentations


Guest Speakers Elisabeth Carter (Bucks New University, UK). Exploring the Interactional Constructions of Suspects’ Lies and Deceptions in the Police Interview and Examining their Eventual Confessions Through this Lens

Bio: Dr.  Carter holds a BA in Psycholinguistics, a MA in Criminology, a MA in Criminological Research, and PhD in Sociology from the University of Essex.  Her recent book, Analysing Police Interviews won the British Society of Criminology’s Criminology Book Prize for 2012. Her current research  includes the examination of interactional strategies of perpetrators of scam communications; the extra-interactional manifestation of deception in police interviews; and the transferability of empirical research into police interview practice.  She is currently a faculty member at Bucks New University in the UK. Stefan Holgersson (Linköping University, Sweden). Intended and Unintended Misleading Information: The Role of Information Communication Technology in Misleading Information in and from a Police Department

Bio: Dr.  Holgersson holds a PhD in Information System Development.  Using a participatory action research approach, his investigatory focus is on the analysis of police communication and dialogue.   He is a faculty member of Linköping University in Sweden. A member of the Swedish National Police Academy, Officer Holgersson’s ground-breaking research on police recruitment and effectiveness as well as internal whistle-blowing amongst Scandinavian police departments.

 Ge De Jong-Lendle (Marburg University, Germany).  To do, or no to do a Voice Parade.

Bio: Dr. Jong-Lendle is a senior scientist/lecturer at the University of Marburg in Germany. Her main research interest within forensic phonetics includes speaker variability, F0 characteristics, and voice parades. In addition, she worked as a Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge and as a Lecturer at City University in London. She holds a Phd in Linguistics, and an M.Phil in Computer Speech and Language Processing from the University of Cambridge. She has carried out casework involving forensic voice analysis since 1994.

 Anne Lise Kjaer (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) The Discursive Implementation of Human Rights  Law by the Scandinavian Supreme Courts

Bio: Dr. Kjaer is a professor of law at the University of Copenhagen where she teaches Legal Linguistics.  Her specific areas of research include European legal integration, the intelligibility of legal language, language policy and linguistic human rights.  Her most recent publications include  “New Challenges to the Theory of Legal Translation: Transnational Legal Communication and the Autonomization of International Law” featured in The Translator; and  “European Legal Concepts in Scandinavian Law and Language” for the Nordic Journal of International Law. Isabel Picornell (QED Limited, UK).  The Lying Dance: The Flexible Truth of Deception Cues

Bio:  Dr. Picornell is principal of QED Forensic Linguistics Ltd, providing forensic linguistic services to the professional intelligence and investigation industry.  The primary foci of QED are Authorship Attribution and Characterization as well as Deception Analysis.  She holds a PhD in forensic linguistics from Aston University (UK) and specializes in deceptive linguistic strategies in witness statements. She is a member of the International Association of Forensic Linguists and a Certified Fraud Examiners. Dominic Watt (University of York, UK). Anyone for Menace? Investigating Phonetic and Perceptual Cues in Authentic and Simulated Threat Speech

Bio: Dr. Watt is a senior lecturer in Forensic Speech Science at York University’s Department of Language and Linguistic Science.  He holds a MA (Hons) from Edinburgh and a PhD from Newcastle.  His areas of specialization with Forensic Phonetics include sociophonetics, language and identity studies, dialectology, and speech perception.  One of his  most recent research projects involve the investigation of the use and utility of localized speech forms in determining identity.