Call for Papers : 3rd International Conference on Law and Language in Social Practice, 2014


















Organiser :

Education and Research Institute on Law and Language, Department of law ,Second university of Naples

Date : 15th-17th  May , 2014

Venue: Caserta, Italy

The 3rd International Conference on Law and Language in Social Practice seeks to expand on the relationship between law and language by exploring the role of legal discourse in a wide array of social/institutional settings, where it is an integral and constitutive part of the ‘social practices’ manifested in different languages, cultures and societies. The understanding of legal discourses and practices includes not only the legal rules, institutions, and processes constructed as part of social structures and systems, but also their impact on other diverse social categories and values where the agency of language-discourse is involved in various aspects of social life. This broad understanding provides the analytical framework for a socio-critical interpretation and application of legal discourse practices and procedures relevant to the forms that legal language assumes in a variety of social realities and contexts

Equipment and Other Facilities:

Conference rooms in the Royal Palace are equipped with microphone and video projector for PowerPoint (Windows) presentations. In addition to PowerPoint presentations, speakers should bring as many photocopied handouts as they think appropriate. Photocopying facilities are not available on the premises. Speakers and other conference participants will have access to Wi-Fi networking technology for wireless high-speed Internet connections.

Presentation Guidelines:

  • Individual and joint papers will be allotted 20 minutes, plus 5-10 minutes each for discussion at the end of the part-session.
  • Language of presentation: English
  • Abstract Submission(Papers and Posters) – Contributors are invited to send an anonymous abstract of their proposed paper or poster in MS Word (12pt) of not more than 300 words (excluding references) by no later than 31 October 2013 to the following address: [email protected]
  • Posters should be 841mm x 1189mm in portrait orientation.
  • Contributors should specify in the abstract one of the ten analytical areas (e.g. 1, 2) and/or theme(s) into which their papers fall. Contributors should also send a separate cover sheet with the following information:

                                   Title (academic/professional):
                                   Telephone number:



  • Abstract submission by 31 October 2013
  • Notification of acceptance by 30 November 2013
  • Full paper submission by 15 October 2014


  •  Early-bird registration by 28 February: Euro 170
  • Standard registration by 31 March: Euro 200
  • Late registration: Euro 235

Registration fees:

 Includes –

  • VAT 21%
  • Conference folder, including Book of Abstracts and Certificate of Attendance
  • Coffee breaks and buffet lunches
  • Wi-Fi facilities

Do not include the following optional activities –  

  • Social dinner: Euro 50
  • Guided tour (to be specified later): Euro 15
  • Accompanying persons pay Euro 78 (includes coffee breaks and buffet lunch, social dinner, guided tour)
  • Other conference attendees (under/postgraduate and PhD students) pay reduced fees: Euro 70 (includes VAT, conference folder, coffee breaks, buffet lunch, Certificate of Attendance)

Method of Payment:

Bank draft to the following Conference Administrator:

Meeting & Words s.a.s
Banca della Campania, Maddaloni (Caserta)
IBAN: IT 10 V 05392 74890000000000166
Reason for payment: ‘erillconference2014’
Credit card: online


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