top University of Haifa Faculty of humanities
Monday – Thursday August 1 – 4, 2016
Aviva and Sammy Ofer Observation Gallery, 30th Floor, Eshkol Tower (Mitzpor), University of Haifa

09:00–09:30      Gathering and Registration – light refreshments
09:30–09:50      Opening Ceremonies and Greetings

Dr. Sol Azuelos-Atias
Conference Convener, Department of Hebrew Language,
University of Haifa  
Prof. Moshe Bar-Asher
President of the Academy of the Hebrew Language
Prof. Zvi Zohar
The Inter-University Center for Research Excellence (I-CORE) "Daat Hamakom"
Prof. Yael Maschler
Head of Hebrew Language Department, University of Haifa
09:50–11:30      Plenary Session
Jacob L. Mey
University of Southern Denmark, Language and Communication
Speech acts and the law
Dennis Kurzon
University of Haifa, Department of English Language and Literature
“Where there is no malice, there can be no offence”: The indictment against Thomas More

Chair: Sol Azuelos-Atias
11:30–11:50      Coffee and Tea Break
11:50–13:40      Session 1. The use of legal language in and outside Courtroom

Chair: Zohar Livnat
Linus Pentikainen
Courtroom proceedings as rhetorical situations
Xin Wang
Domestic violence in laws of China: A socio-semiotic perspective
Guusje Jol, Wyke Stommel
Conflicting inferencing systems – police interviews and ‘how the child witness knows’
Judith Rosenhouse
 A forensic linguistics problem: Asylum seekers' dialect identification difficulties in under-documented adjacent Arabic dialects

13:40–14:30 Lunch
Between 14:30 to 16:20: Session 2 in Hebrew or a Guided Tour of the Hecht Museum

14: 30-15:15     Guided Tour of the Hecht Museum
14:30-16:20      Session 2. Legal Hebrew [HEBREW] Part A
Chair: Avi Gvura

Orly Albeck
Syntactic and semantic redundancy in legal texts
Joseph Shattah
Do we need a revolution in legal writing?
Michal Aharony, Ran Lostigman
 The art of brevity and public trust
Avi Gvura
The need for the disjunction phrases in the legal contract

16:30                          Bus to the Bahá'í Gardens
17:00–18:30      Guided Tour in the Bahá'í Gardens
Dress code                  dress modestly - long trousers and no sleeveless shirts (scarves/shawls are acceptable cover)
18:30                           Bus to the German Colony
19:00–22:30        Reception and cocktails including dinner at the Colony Hotel Haifa
Dress code                  Semiformal/Festive Attire/ Dressy cocktail dress

09:30–11:30      Plenary Session

Le Cheng
Vice Dean Law School, Zhejiang University, China
Fact in Law: Construction, Deconstruction and Reconstruction
Lawrence M. Solan
Don Forchelli Professor of Law, Director of Graduate EducationBrooklyn Law School
Finding Ordinary Meaning in Laws: The Judge, the Dictionary, or the Corpus?

Chair: Richard Powell

11:30–12:00      Light refreshments
12:00–14:00      Session 3. The use of legal language in and outside Courtroom

Chair: Stephen Rifkind
Ejarra Batu Balcha
Lawyers’ Discursive Strategies of Controlling the Language of the Witnesses: Chief-examination lawyers’ questioning forms and functions in Adama Courts
Xin Fu
Public prosecutors in the Chinese criminal trial: Courtroom discourse from the prosecution perspective
Xiujuan Li, Zhang Lei
On the Lawyers’ Skills of Cross-examination and Debate in the Courtroom from the Linguistic Perspective
Weidong Li
On the Modality Selection in the Reform of Trial-centred Cross-examination in China

14:00–15:30      Lunch
15:30–17:30      Session 4. The features making legal language a sub-language   –a view across systems

Chair: Joseph Shattah

Bing Wen
Explorations into the buzz word adultery in Chinese anti-corruption official notice
Mingyu Gong, Le Cheng
Legal translation in legal communication: Beyond vagueness and translationese
Yuxiu Sun, Le Cheng
Situational genre and legal branch variation in American legal language: a corpus-based approach
Matan Goldblatt
Four dual-function discourse markers in judgments of the Supreme Court of Israel

17:30-18:00      Light refreshments
18:00-19:30      Session 2. Legal Hebrew [HEBREW] Part B

Chair: Moshe Ovadia
Moshe Ovadia
 The legal discourse in the halachic answers of Rabbi Ya'akov Moshe Toledano
David Biton
 “One nation in the land and one law for all" Perception of the law of Moroccan scholars in the twentieth-century
Yuval Haruvi
Rabbi Israel Zeitoun and the high rabbinical court of Tunisia

09:30–11:15      Plenary Session

Berachyahu Lifshitz
Faculty of Law, Henry J. and Fannie Harkavy chair in comparative law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
How Did the Rabbis Interpret Scripture?
Laura Ervo
Dr. Professor LL.D. of Procedural Law, University of Örebro, Sweden. Associate Professor (docent) at the Finnish Universities Turku, Helsinki and Eastern Finland
Meeting people by language – linguistic tools to make proceedings fair

Chair: Elisha Ancselovits

11:15–11:45      Light refreshments
11:45–13:15      Session 5. Translating Legal Language

Chair: Yaniv Roznai
Richard Powell
Bilingualism, diglossia and class division in postcolonial legal systems
Paula Trzaskawka
Investigating Copyright Terminology and Collocations in Polish, English, Japanese and German
Piotr Woryma Iwona Grenda, Lidia Białkiewicz-Mroczyńska, Józef Żółtański
The World Law Dictionary: creating a global language database for law

13:15–14:45      Lunch
14:45-16:15      Session 6. Interpreting normative language

Chair: Milena hadrian
Stephen Rifkind
With friends like that… False friends in legal translation from French to English
CUI Shiqun, Zhang Luping
Hearsay: A Speech Act Analysis
Elisha Ancselovits
Sense and sensibility: Common-sense legal discourse in ancient rabbinic societies

16:15–16:45      Light refreshments
16:45–17:45      Session 7. Legal Education and Plain language movements

Chair: Iwona Grenda
Milena Hadryan
Compiling terminology and national transplant regulations based on EU directives: Case study – Sweden and Poland
Halina Sierocka
Is the wind of (good) changes blowing? Instructing English for legal purposes (ELP) at tertiary level in Poland

18:00                           Bus to the seashore
Dress code                  Casual
18:30–22:00        Light supper on the Seashore

09:15–11:00        Plenary Session

Liu Guanghua
Dean of the School of Law of Lanzhou University in Lanzhou, China
On the Inclusive Legal Interpretation System: From the Perspective of Social Governance in China
Aleksandra Matulewska
Institute of Linguistics, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań Poland
The meanders of interpretation and translation of legal terms

Chair: Raphael Bitton

11:00–11:20        Light refreshments
11:20–11:50        Closing Session

Le Cheng
Vice President Multicultural Association of Law and Language, Director of the Center for Legal Discourse and Translation at Zhejiang University
Concluding Remarks, LLD7 Conference
Sol Azuelos-Atias
Department of Hebrew Language, University of Haifa
Concluding Remarks

Chair: Xin Fu

12:00                           Bus to the Acre
Dress code                  Dressy Casual/ Casual
12:00-21:00      A Guided Tour to Acre and Galilee

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