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Full Title: XXXIV International VAKKI Symposium

Location: Vaasa, Finland
Start Date: 13-Feb-2014 - 14-Feb-2014
Contact: Sanna Heittola
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.uva.fi/en/sites/vakki/
Meeting Description: VAKKI Symposium operates in the fields of translation, LSP and multilingualism as well as fields in close proximity to them, providing researchers with an international and multilingual meeting place.

The keynote speakers and the provisional titles of their speeches are:

Professor Mikko Lehtonen (University of Tampere, Finland), Democracy, language, imagination
Docent Tommi Lehtonen (University of Vaasa, Finland), What is this thing called democracy?

The symposium also features the nomination of Humanist of the Year 2014.

Participation fee is 100 €. The fee includes program, lunch and coffee on both days and a copy of the symposium publication.

Information about previous symposia and VAKKI can be found online at http://www.uva.fi/en/sites/vakki. The website of Symposium 2014 is available at http://www.uva.fi/en/sites/vakki/symposia/symposium2014/ as of September 1, 2013. Further information about accommodation options, dinner on Thursday evening, registration and other practical matters will become available on the symposium’s website during the fall and winter before the event.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Translation
LL Issue: 24.3418

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