27.3760, Calls: English, Applied Ling, Cog Sci, Gen Ling, Socioling/Finland

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Subject: 27.3760, Calls: English, Applied Ling, Cog Sci, Gen Ling, Socioling/Finland

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Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:03:51
From: Ida Mauko [ida.mauko at helsinki.fi]
Subject: ELF and Change: 10th Anniversary Conference of English as a Lingua Franca

Full Title: ELF and Change: 10th Anniversary Conference of English as a Lingua Franca 
Short Title: ELF10 

Date: 12-Jun-2017 - 15-Jun-2017
Location: Helsinki, Finland 
Contact Person: Ida Mauko
Meeting Email: info at elf10.org
Web Site: http://www.helsinki.fi/elf10/2017 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics 

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2016 

Meeting Description:

The University of Helsinki ELFA group warmly welcomes you to the 10th
Anniversary Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. After a grand world tour
of ELF conferences through Southampton (2009), Vienna (2010), Hong Kong
(2011), Istanbul (2012), Rome (2013), Athens (2014), Beijing (2015) and Lleida
(2016), ELF10 now returns to its roots in Helsinki where the first ELF
conference was held. Over the years, ELF conferences have grown and ELF has
established itself, attracting attention of both academics and language
practitioners worldwide. It is time to celebrate the achievements and explore
future vistas.  With two ‘Changing English’ conferences (2013 and 2015), our
Helsinki group has established a profile of linguists eager to push the
boundaries and explore possibilities of cross-fertilisation between different
approaches to contemporary change in English. For us, ELF is a pivotal driver
of change in English, and in the perception of language for theoretical and
practical purposes. In this conference, we incorporate cutting edge viewpoints
of evolutionary linguistics, complexity theory, human cognition, varieties of
English and historical sociolinguistics at the same time letting ELF take the
lead, as the selection of the invited speakers and colloquium conveners
suggests. We hope that this conference will serve as another stepping stone in
bridging the gap between ELF, different traditions of English studies, and
Applied Linguistics, and help to further promote and consolidate collaboration
between them.

We are honoured that the following invited speakers and colloquium conveners
have already confirmed their participation in the conference:

Keynote Speakers:

William Croft, University of New Mexico
Ewa Dąbrowska, Northumbria University
Mikko Laitinen, University of Eastern Finland
Janus Mortensen, University of Copenhagen
Terttu Nevalainen, University of Helsinki

Invited Colloquium Conveners:

Jennifer Jenkins, University of Southampton
Barbara Seidlhofer, University of Vienna
Henry Widdowson, University of Vienna

Welcome to Helsinki in 2017.

Anna Mauranen, Svetlana Vetchinnikova, Ida Mauko and the ELFA group

Call for Papers:

We invite proposals for presentation in any ELF related area. Presentations
and colloquia combining two or more perspectives will be especially

Proposals for special colloquia should be submitted directly to the conference
email address: info at elf10.org by 30 September 2016. Colloquium proposals
should include the following:

1) Provisional title of colloquium
2) Short description of main themes, topics, presentation types, etc.
3) List of participants and their academic affiliation 
4) If available, provisional titles and short descriptions of individual

Abstracts for paper and poster presentations should be submitted via the
conference website (http://www.helsinki.fi/elf10/2017/abstracts.html). A full
paper presentation will be allowed 20 minutes with five minutes for questions
and discussion (25 minutes total). Abstracts should be 150-200 words long
(excluding references) and include 3-5 keywords. Please format your references
according to the “Unified style sheet for linguistics”
Abstract submission opened on 1 September and closes on 1 December 2016.
Abstracts will be anonymously reviewed by the scientific committee, and
notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 15 February 2017.

For more information on the conference, please see the conference website:

You can contact us by writing to info at elf10.org


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