parts of speech

Johanna Laakso jolaakso at
Thu Mar 16 10:52:43 UTC 2000

Forwarded: a symposium call.

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Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 12:27:50 +0200 (EET)
From: Matti Miestamo <matmies at>
Reply-To: Matti Miestamo <matmies at>
Subject: Calls: Parts of Speech
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The Linguistic Association of Finland is organizing a symposium on


to be held at the University of Helsinki, August 17-19, 2000.

The symposium will bring together linguists interested in problems relating to
parts of speech. We invite papers addressing general typological questions as
well as papers taking the viewpoint of one (or more) particular language(s).
Possible themes include the universality of the noun/verb distinction, (the
grammaticalization of) adpositions, the status of particles and interjections in
grammar and discourse. Other topics relating to parts of speech are equally

Invited speakers:

Leon Stassen (University of Nijmegen)

Anneli Pajunen (University of Turku)


Lectures by invited speakers

Presentations by other participants (20 min + 10 min for discussion)

Theme sessions


The deadline for submission of abstracts (in English; max 500 words) is May 15,
2000. Please submit your abstract by e-mail to the following address:
<parts-of-speech at>. The abstract should be included in the body of
the message.

E-mail submissions are strongly recommended. If, however, you send your abstract
by ordinary mail, please provide an e-mail address as a contact address.
Participants will be notified about acceptance by June 5, 2000.


The deadline for registration and payment for all participants is June 21, 2000.
Register by e-mail to the address above.

Registration fees:
-general: FIM 200
-members of the association: FIM 100
-undergraduate and MA students free
-send by giro account no 800013-1424850 to The Linguistic Association of Finland
(SKY)/Symposium. When paying from abroad, please pay via Eurogiro or SWIFT to
our account (number 800013-1424850) with Leonia Bank plc, Helsinki, Finland.
SWIFT-address: PSPBFIHH; Telex 121 698 pgiro sf
-In case of technical difficulty, payment in cash upon arrival is also accepted.


The organizers will provide a list of hotels later.

For further information, please contact <parts-of-speech at>

The organizing committee:

Marja-Liisa Helasvuo, Langnet Graduate School, P.O. Box 4, FIN-00014 University
of Helsinki, Finland, e-mail: <Marja-Liisa.Helasvuo at>

Matti Miestamo, Dept of General Linguistics, P.O. Box 4, FIN-00014 University of
Helsinki, Finland, e-mail: <matmies at>

Marja Pälsi, Vironkatu 8 B 33, FIN-00170 Helsinki, Finland, e-mail:
<Marja.Palsi at>

Marja-Leena Sorjonen, Research Institute for the Languages of Finland,
Sörnäisten rantatie 25, 00500 Helsinki, e-mail:
<Marja-Leena.Sorjonen at>

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