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Full Title: Point of View as Challenge. XXXIII International VAKKI Symposium

Location: Vaasa, Finland
Start Date: 07-Feb-2013 - 08-Feb-2013
Contact: Liisa Kääntä
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://vakki.net
Meeting Description: Point of View as Challenge
XXXIII International VAKKI Symposium
February 7-8 2013 in Vaasa, Finland

The annual symposium of the University of Vaasa Research Association of Translation, LSP and Multilingualism VAKKI is arranged on February 7-8, 2013, with the theme ‘Point of View as Challenge’.

The keynote speakers are:

Professor Kjell Lars Berge, Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo
Professor Helle V. Dam, Department of Business Communication, Aarhus University

The symposium also features the nomination of Humanist of the Year 2013.

For information about previous symposia and VAKKI, please visit the organization website at http://vakki.net/. The 2013 symposium website will be accessible in September.

VAKKI is also on Facebook! Join the group by ‘liking’ the site.

Arranged by: The Board of the University of Vaasa Research Association for Translation, LSP and Multilingualism.

Further information: Please contact the Chairman of VAKKI, Professor Harry Lönnroth (harry.lonnroth@uwasa.fi)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Translation
Subject Language: None
LL Issue: 23.2728

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