[EDLING:71] CFP: Language and Globalization

Francis M. Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Tue May 1 01:56:00 UTC 2007


The Finnish Association of Applied Linguistics (AFinLA)

Autumn Symposium 2007
Language and Globalization 
November 9-10, 2007

The annual Autumn Symposium of the Finnish Association of Applied Linguistics 
(AFinLA) is to be held in Kouvola, Finland, on November 9-10, 2007. The theme 
is "Language and Globalization", which covers all sub-fields of Applied 

Papers are sought related to the first and second language teaching and 
learning as well as applied language research and questions of language 

Traditionally, the majority of the papers are presented in Finnish.  However, 
because of the need to attract more international participants, it is hoped 
that there will be a number of presentations in English. Swedish is Finland’s 
second language so Swedish language papers are also sought.

The plenary speakers are:

Professor Inkeri Vehmas-Lehto, University of Helsinki 
Professor emeritus Henry Widdowson, University of Vienna 
The registration for the conference has already begun.
The deadline for the abstracts is September 8th, 2007. 

You can find an electronic registration form under the link entitled 
Ilmoittautuminen (please provide us with your family name, first name, address, 
affiliation, email, and fax contacts ). 

The second circular will be posted to all participants in mid-October. 

The conference fee for AILA/AFinLA members will be €50 and for non-members €65.

We regret that we are unable to refund the conference fee in case of 

Under the link entitled Kouvolan Kaupunki, you can find information in English 
on accommodation in Kouvola and other information about the town of Kouvola.

You can find more info on accommodation here 

We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

Call for papers
The AFinLA Autumn Symposium is seeking high quality papers for presentations 
and workshops.  The deadline is September 8, 2007.  Papers should be submitted 
via our Website at the registration.

For more information, please contact:
Mike.Garant at helsinki.fi 

Abstracts should be 150-200 words.

Presentations should be 20 minutes long with 5 minutes for discussion.

Workshop organizers should submit a 500 word summary of the workshop.  If the 
workshop contains separate papers, abstract should also be submitted for these.

Symposium Committee
AFinLA 2007 is sponsored by the University of Helsinki Department of 
Translation Studies at Kouvola.

Irmeli Helin (Chair)

Mike Garant (Co-chair)

Hilkka Yli-Jokipii

Leena Immonen

Juha Eskelinen

Mari Pakkala-Weckström

David Smith

Jutta Lehtinen

Johan Franzon 

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