Analyzing Rumors with the Binary Framework: F.L.A.M.E – P.R.E.D.A.T.I.O.N.S

THE LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION RESEARCH CLUSTER IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE A PRESENTATION BY Associate Research Professor and expert on legal semiotics, Dr  Anne Wagner (University of Lille) on analysing rumors.

When? Thursday 2nd April 2020, 15.00 – 16.00

Where? Room CG09 (College building), Middlesex University, London, NW4 4BT

csm_anne_wagner_e66c8ac4a7In considering access to rumors on the web, we can examine the ontological logistics of how such information resonates with such vast and varied epistemological reverberation.

This modeling consists of studying the principles of coherence that organize this binary framework of speech by exploring the underlying logic of extracting a method of dissemination and subsequent transmission of knowledge. This combination is linked to empirical studies that consider relevant social, cognitive and spatio-temporal contexts.

Furthermore, the proliferation of new means of electronic communication using limited amounts of words has made the spread of rumors even more complex given the (ab)uses of the Net worldwide. A binary framework of two approaches, F.L.A.M.E. and P.R.E.D.A.T.I.O.N.S, depicts the resultant uncertainties and possible risks on this Wild Web. The interdependence between these two approaches, F.L.A.M.E. and P.R.E.D.A.T.I.O.N.S., does not only screen how rumors emerge, but also accounts for the consequential detriment affecting individuals.


Anne Wagner (Ph.D. 1999, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale; Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches 2005 in Private Law, Lille University) is Associate Research Professor at Centre de Recherche Droits et Perspectives du Droit, Lille University (France). Her main research interests lie in visual jurisprudence, legal semiotics, visual studies, language and law, legal culture and heritage, legal translation, legal terminology, law and the Humanities, and legal discourse studies. She has received the National Research Award (Rank A) for her research career. She has been invited as Guest Professor/Visiting Research Fellow at universities in Italy, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Spain, Finland, UK, Portugal, Estonia, China, Hong Kong, Brazil, Australia, and U.S.A. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law (Springer), President of the International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law, Series Co-Editor of Law, Language and Communication (Routledge), and Vice-President of the Multicultural Association of Law and Language.

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