From 1 - 3, December, The 4th National Forensic Linguistics Symposium was held at East China University of Politics and Law, Shanghai, China. Around 80 experts and scholars from universities and judicial institutions were at this Conference.
During the Conference, 8 sessions were arranged for further discussions. The topics in question were various, including legal translation, court interpreting, FL theories and practice. The whole conference was interactive and successful. The Conference was held by ths School of Foreign Languages, East China University of Politics and Law, sponsored by CAFL (China Forensic Linguistics Association).
About Forensic Linguistics Symposium
Instructions and Fruits Harvested by Academicians
Attending the Forensic Linguistics Symposium
On Dce.2nd, 2006, the 4th National Symposium of Forensic Linguistics, namely Chinese Forensic Linguistics Researching Conference, had been successfully completed in Songjiang Campus of East China University of Political Science and Law. At the conference, Fu Zhang, chief division of Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council P. R. C, made a speech concerning the process of translation and revision of legal articles. Group discussion about legal translation was anchored by Legislative Affairs Office of Shanghai.
After the conference, those experts taking part in the conference opened their heart to air opinions about instructions and fruits they got from this experience.
Dr. Xinhong Zhang talked about his ideas about this conference in details. In his opinion, there are several important aspects in this symposium. Firstly, the inclusiveness in the members attending the meeting: many attendants are from fields forensic linguistics and law studies and from the legal profession, including respected pioneering experts and specialists, together with persons from governmental departments and a lot of other legal and foreign language schools of universities attended the conference. Therefore, this conference witnessed more and more researchers from both foreign and Chinese language areas being increasingly interested in forensic linguistics. Furthermore, the legal professors are beginning to pay attention to the application of forensic linguistics. What is much more important is that the research topics of forensic linguistics are diversified and enlarged from the mere study in the proper choice of words, sentences and texts of legal articles to the deeper core objects of international forensic linguistics such as courtroom discourse and interpretation .This conference is a large-scale conflation of Chinese and foreign forensic linguistics and the adequate communication between forensic linguistic linguistics field and applied legal field. In all, the great success of the conference will facilitate and exert far-reaching influence on the future development of forensic linguistics in
Moreover, an encouraging point of this conference is that Fu Zhang, chief of translation and revision department under Legislative Affairs Office of State Council, P. R. C, led a team of experts active in translation and interpretation from each province to the meeting. Thanks to the long-time support from forensic linguistics and legal translation fields, a platform with significant meanings in theory and practice was completed, which shall lay a solid foundation for the future development of forensic linguistics as an applied discipline. Fu Zhang, young but capable and promising, with attitude for the best and active connection with researchers of universities, will facilitate the training of professionals.