On July 7-9, 2016, the 2nd Asian RegionalConference of the International Association of Forensic Linguistics (IAFL) was held at the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila,Philippines. Prof. Yuan Chuanyou, was invited to attend the conference and deliver a plenaryspeech.
The title of Prof. Yuan's speech is Multimodal Appraisal Matters in Forensic Linguistics: Challenges and Opportunities,aimingto promote multimodality studies in this field of inquiry, in particular, public legal education discourse (PLED) and community correction discourse(CCD). Prof. Yuan puts forward his understanding and practice of multimodal forensic discourse analysis (MFDA) within forensic linguistics, arguing for its legitimacy and propriety as a new growth point of forensic linguistic studies with its coverage inclusive of but not limited to multimodal courtroom discourse, multimodal (new) media legal discourse (e.g. micro-blogging texts), multimodal public legal education discourse, and more recently, multimodal community correction discourse. He also shares his analysis of a few multimodal discourses (i.e., images and animated cartoons, short movies, and authentic videos) on the themes of anti-corruption and community correction to demonstrate the ways in which legal ideologies such as ‘Rule of Law’ (cf. ‘Ruleby Law) and ‘Restorative Justice’ (cf. ‘Retributive Justice’) are depicted and realized intermodally and multimodally.
Prof. Yuan Chuanyou, an adjunct researcher of our Center, is a PhD supervisor in Forensic Linguistics, and an Ordinary Member on the Executive Committee of IAFL,
Yuan Chuanyou (Richard)
Professor of Forensic Linguistics/PhD Supervisor
Director, Center for Business and Legal Discourse Studies
Director, Center for Forensic Linguistics
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS)
Vice-Chair, China Association of Forensic Linguistics (CAFL)
Ordinary Member, International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL)
Host of the 12thBiennial Conference on Forensic Linguistics (IAFL12-2015)