Approaches to Complexity in Language (1st circular)

Kaius Sinnemäki ksinnema at LING.HELSINKI.FI
Mon Jun 27 17:06:34 UTC 2005

(Apologies for cross-postings)

Symposium to be held in Helsinki, August 24-26, 2005

* * * First Circular, June 27, 2005 * * *

The Linguistic Association of Finland and the Department of General 
Linguistics University of Helsinki jointly organize the symposium 
"Approaches to complexity in language" August 24-26, 2005. The symposium 
will take place in Helsinki in The House of Sciences - or Tieteiden talo 
in Finnish (street address: Kirkkokatu 6).


The preliminary programme of the symposium as well as the abstracts for 
the section papers are now available at the Symposium web page 
In addition to plenary lectures and section papers, the programme also 
includes the workshop "Consequences of informational complexity for 
human language processing," organized by Dr. Fermin Moscoso del Prado 
Martin (Medical Research Council - Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit 
Cambridge, UK). The workshop will run as a separate parallel session on 
Thursday August 25, 2005. More information - including the workshop 
abstract and the list of participants - is available at the symposium 
web page.


The deadline for registration is August 1, 2005. If you want to 
participate to the symposium, we kindly ask you to register by e-mail to 
the address of the organizing committee: complexity-organizers (at)

Registration fees:
* general: EUR 50
* members of the association: EUR 25
* undergraduate students free
Participants from abroad are requested to pay in cash upon arrival. 
Participants from Finland may send the registration fee by giro account 
no 800013-1424850 to The Linguistic Association of Finland (SKY) / 
Symposium or pay in cash upon arrival. If you pay to the account of the 
association, please do remember to write the code COMPLEXITY, as well as 
your name, so that we will know exactly who has already paid.


The symposium web page also contains a link to the City of Helsinki 
Tourist Office, where, in addition to all kinds of useful information, 
you can find a link to the Hotel Booking Center. You can access the 
Hotel Booking Center directly from

Looking forward to seeing you in August,
The organizers
(Marja Etelämäki, Pentti Haddington, Soili Hakulinen, Arja Hamari, Emmi 
Hynönen, Fred Karlsson, Seppo Kittilä, Matti Miestamo, Urpo Nikanne, 
Heli Pitkänen, Kaius Sinnemäki)

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