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Tue Mar 20 2007

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        1.    Esa Penttila, 40th Annual Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea

Message 1: 40th Annual Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea
Date: 19-Mar-2007
From: Esa Penttila <esa.penttilajoensuu.fi>
Subject: 40th Annual Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea

40th Annual Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea
Short Title: SLE2007

Date: 29-Aug-2007 - 01-Sep-2007
Location: Joensuu, Finland
Contact: Markku Filppula
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.joensuu.fi/suomi/SLE2007/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

We would like to remind you that the 40th Annual Meeting of the Societas
Linguistica Europaea will be held at the University of Joensuu, Finland,
from 29 August to 1 September 2007. To commemorate the work of SLEs first
President, André Martinet, the general theme of the conference is
Functionalism in Linguistics, but presentations on all fields of
linguistics are welcome.

Plenary speakers:

Christopher S. Butler (University of Wales Swansea)
Kristin Davidse (University of Leuven)
Stefan Th. Gries (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Andrej Malchukov (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig)
Eija Ventola (University of Helsinki)

Social programme

A. Programme included in the conference fee
As part of the ordinary conference programme the registration fee includes
both the conference reception on Wednesday evening, 29 August, and the
excursion to the Koli National Park
(http://www.metla.fi/koli/index-en.htm) .

The Koli national park is situated some 75 kilometres north of Joensuu.
Renowned for its nature and 'national landscape', with magnificent views
over Lake Pielinen, it has provided a source of inspiration for some of the
best-known Finnish artists and composers, including Pekka Halonen, Eero
Järnefelt, and Jean Sibelius. This excursion will take place on Thursday
afternoon, 30 August.

B. Conference dinner
The conference dinner will take place on Friday evening, 31 August. The
dinner is not included in the registration fee, but will be paid
separately. It will cost €45 and requires registration in the Registration

C. Post-conference excursions
After the conference, on Sunday, 2 September, the participants will have a
chance to take part in two alternative post-conference trips:

(i) Shooting the rapids at Ruunaa
This excursion is a one-day trip to the Ruunaa Rapids, which are situated
some 150 kilometres north-east of Joensuu in a largely uninhabited border
area. The unspoilt nature of this area has made it a popular venue for
shooting the rapids. The participants will travel in specially-designed
wooden motor-boats, each carrying some 15 persons. Professional drivers and
guides will guarantee an exciting, but entirely safe, passage through six
wild streams and interconnecting waterways, the total length of which is 23
kilometres (c. 14 miles). The boat trip will include a substantial
traditional-style meal, enjoyed in the wilds by the fireside
For the price and signing up for this tour, see the Registration form.

(i) Trip to Savonlinna and Punkaharju
This excursion will take the participants to the beautiful Savonlinna area,
c. 130 kilometres south-west from Joensuu, which is well-known for its
lakeside scenery. In Punkaharju the participants will visit the Finnish
Forest Museum Lusto (http://www.lusto.fi/?locale=en) which illustrates the
long and important tradition in the interaction between man and the forest
in Finland.

The stop at Lusto will also include lunch. In Savonlinna, the visitors will
have a guided tour around Olavinlinna Castle, which was founded in 1475 to
secure the eastern border of the Kingdom of Sweden-Finland. Nowadays the
castle is the best preserved medieval castle in Nordic countries and serves
as a venue for the world famous Savonlinna Opera Festival
(http://snor.joensuu.fi/olavinlinna/index_english.htm). For the price of
this tour and for signing up, see the Registration form.


Registration for the conference can be done with a Registration form that
is attached to this message. The Registration form can also be downloaded
from the conference website. The registration fee varies according to the
status of the participants, and it is cheaper if paid before June. The fee
includes coffee, tea and lunch during the conference days as well as the
conference reception and the conference excursion to Koli. The registration
fees are as follows:

Pre-registration fee (until 1 May) Fee after 1June 2007
SLE members €150 €180
Non-members €180 €210
Students €120 €150
Scholars from economically
challenged countries €120 €150

-These are: Armenia, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, PR China, Georgia,
Indonesia, Macedonia,Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Rumania, Russia, Serbia,
Togo, Turkey and Ukraine.

The registration fee can be paid by the following methods:
by bank transfer, which is the recommended method; for this you need the
Recipient: University of Joensuu
Address: P.O. Box 111, FIN-80101 Joensuu, Finland
Bank: Nordea Bank Finland Plc, Aleksanterinkatu 36, FIN-00020 NORDEA,
BIC/Swift code: NDEAFIHH
IBAN code: FI8116603000102478 (Bank Indentifier Code)
If you use bank transfer within Finland, the account number is
With your payment, please include the following message: SLE2007
number 03202.
- by credit card, for which you need to fill in the required information in the
Registration form, by cash upon arrival, although this alternative is not


The conference is organised by Foreign Languages and Translation Studies
and Finnish Language and Cultural Research at the University of Joensuu.

Scientific Committee
Markku Filppula (Joensuu)
Marjatta Palander (Joensuu)
Jussi Niemi (Joensuu)
Eva Hajicová (Praha)
Christian Lehmann (Erfurt)
Thomas Stolz (Bremen)
Anders Ahlqvist (Galway)

Local Organising Committee
Markku Filppula (Joensuu, President)
Marjatta Palander (Joensuu, Vice-President)
Esa Penttilä
Ossi Kokko
Helka Riionheimo

Important dates
30 March 2007 Deadline for submission
30 April 2007 Notification of acceptance
31 May 2007 Payment of pre-registration fees
(after which the
fee will be increased)
Conference website:
Fax: +358 13 251 4211
E-mail: sle2007joensuu.fi

Postal address:
SLE2007 Organising Committee
Department of English
University of Joensuu
P.O. Box 111
FIN-80101 Joensuu

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