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Full Title: CROSSLING Symposium: Language Contacts at the Crossroads of Disciplines

Short Title: CROSSLING
Location: Joensuu, Finland
Start Date: 28-Feb-2013 - 01-Mar-2013
Contact: Leena Kolehmainen
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Meeting URL: https://wiki.uef.fi/display/CROSSLING/CROSSLING+Symposium+2013
Meeting Description: CROSSLING Symposium: Language Contacts at the Crossroads of Disciplines
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
February 28-March 1, 2013

The goal of this symposium is to bring together scholars working on language contact, cross-linguistic influence or contact-induced change and variation within different disciplines. The symposium aims to promote cross-disciplinary and cross-methodological discussion in the study of language contact and strives for genuine discussion and cross-pollination between various disciplines and research traditions, their theories, methods, and data, and between researchers of different languages.

The invited speakers of the symposium are:

Gaëtanelle Gilquin (Université catholique de Louvain)
Svenja Kranich & Viktor Becher (Universität Hamburg)
Anna Verschik (Tallinna Ülikool)

The participation fee is 50 euros or 30 euros (students and PhD students).

The symposium is organized by CROSSLING, a young cross-disciplinary research network set up at the University of Eastern Finland. The network has received funding from the Kone foundation (http://www.koneensaatio.fi/en/). The researchers of CROSSLING combine different areas of research which deal with language contact: contact linguistics, second language acquisition research and translation studies, and they work with different languages and language pairs. For further information, see https://wiki.uef.fi/display/CROSSLING/CROSSLING.

The CROSSLING Organizing Team:

Helka Riionheimo (chair), Minna Haapio, Sanna Hillberg, Franka Kermer, Maria Kok, Leena Kolehmainen, Minna Kumpulainen, Marjatta Lehtinen, Lea Meriläinen, Pirkko Muikku-Werner, Heli Paulasto, Esa Penttilä &Laura Piironen


For all correspondence concerning the symposium, please contact crossling@uef.fi.
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics; Translation
LL Issue: 23.3891

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