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LINGUIST List 16.1982

Mon Jun 27 2005

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        1.    Kaius Sinnemaki, Approaches to Complexity in Language


Message 1: Approaches to Complexity in Language
Date: 27-Jun-2005
From: Kaius Sinnemaki <ksinnemaling.helsinki.fi>
Subject: Approaches to Complexity in Language


Approaches to Complexity in Language

Date: 24-Aug-2005 - 26-Aug-2005
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Contact: Urpo Nikanne
Contact Email: complexity-organizersling.helsinki.fi
Meeting URL: http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/tapahtumat/complexity/complexity.shtml

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The Linguistic Association of Finland (SKY) and the Department of General
Linguistics, University of Helsinki, jointly organize the symposium APPROACHES
TO COMPLEXITY IN LANGUAGE in Helsinki, Finland, on August 24-26, 2005. The
symposium will bring together scholars approaching linguistic complexity from
various points of view. The symposium will take place in Helsinki in The House
of Sciences - or Tieteiden talo in Finnish (street address: Kirkkokatu 6).

APPROACHES TO COMPLEXITY IN LANGUAGE
Symposium to be held in Helsinki, August 24-26, 2005

- First Circular, June 27, 2005 -

Programme

The preliminary programme of the symposium as well as the abstracts for the
section papers are now available at the Symposium web page
http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/tapahtumat/complexity/complexity.shtml. 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.

Registration

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) ling.helsinki.fi.

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.

Accommodation

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 http://www.helsinkiexpert.fi/accommodation/varaa.html.

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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