Last CFP: AFinLA Junior Researcher Meeting

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at
Fri Nov 1 12:52:18 UTC 2013

(Apologies for cross-postings.)



AILA-Europe/AFinLA welcome you to
the 6th Junior Researcher Meeting in Applied Linguistics 12th-14th May 2014 hosted by the University of Jyväskylä, Finland

The conference will focus on first and second/foreign language learning and teaching but also papers on other areas of applied linguistics are welcome. A paper may present also work in progress.

Please submit your abstract of no more than 350 words (excluding the title) using the link on the conference website

The invited plenary speakers are

Dr Judit Kormos, University of Lancaster, Dept of Linguistics and English Language

Dr Sari Sulkunen, University of Jyväskylä, Dept of Languages
Dr Maria Ruohotie-Lyhty, University of Jyväskylä, Dept of Teacher Education

Important dates: submission closes November 29th, 2013 notification for acceptance January 31st, 2014

early bird registration March 31st, 2014 final registration 14th April, 2014

The Junior Researcher Meeting allows early career applied linguists to present their research and network in an interactive and informal international environment. ‘Junior Researchers’ include those working on their Master’s and PhD theses, as well as those who have graduated within the last three years. The conference will also be the 15th Spring School of Language Studies, which as a national event has been organized for post-graduate students by the University of Jyväskylä since 1996.

At the conference, each paper session will have designated senior researchers as commentators to guarantee questions and discussion. The programme will also include workshops on various aspects of academic career, such as publishing and seeking for funding.

The conference venue, Vesala

(, is located some 15 kilometres from Jyväskylä, and transportation will be organized for participants from the

airport/bus/railway station. Vesala offers not only conference facilities, accommodation and catering but also sauna, lake, and Finnish nature. Among other things, the social programme includes a conference dinner at the University of Jyväskylä, and a sauna experience at Vesala – by one of Finland’s thousands lakes.

More information on the conference and venue: For any queries, please e-mail : ailajrm2014 at

Warmly welcome to Jyväskylä! Organising committee 

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