Keynote Speakers

The IAFL 2019 Conference will include a thought-provoking and engaging programme of keynote presentations representing academic scholarship, professional legal and language practice, law enforcement and the judiciary on the conference theme of Access to Justice through Language.

We are delighted to present keynote presentations from the following esteemed scholars:

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Michael Walsh

Honorary Associate, Department of Linguistics, University of Sydney

Keynote Title:

‘English makes me tired’: linguistic disadvantage for Australian Indigenous people before the law


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Janny HC Leung

Associate Professor, School of English, The University of Hong Kong

Keynote Title:

Official Multilingualism as a Global Phenomenon


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Chris Heffer

Senior Lecturer, School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University

Keynote Title:

Right Talk? Language, Ethics and Access to Justice in the Legal Process


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Helen Fraser

Adjunct Associate Professor in Linguistics, University of New England, Australia

Keynote Title:

Forensic Transcription and Translation:
Why and how Australian linguists are calling for reform of legal procedures


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Georgina Heydon

Associate Professor, Criminology and Justice Studies, RMIT University

Keynote Title:

IAFL Presidential Address