LINGUIST List 24.2522

Thu Jun 20 2013

Calls: Translation, Applied Ling, Discourse Analysis/Finland

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Date: 20-Jun-2013
From: Sanna Heittola <>
Subject: XXXIV International VAKKI Symposium
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Full Title: XXXIV International VAKKI Symposium
Date: 13-Feb-2014 - 14-Feb-2014 Location: Vaasa, Finland Contact Person: Sanna Heittola
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Translation

Call Deadline: 02-Dec-2013

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.

Call for Papers:

Participants may contribute with a presentation (20 minutes + 5 minutes discussion) or a poster (the minimum size is A1, ca. 60 cm x 84 cm) relating to the study of translation, LSP, multilingualism or literature. While the theme of year 2014 is Democracy, presentations relating to other VAKKI fields are also welcome. As the theme can be approached in many ways, we hope to receive proposals dealing with language and democracy from varied points of view, for example:

- Democracy as a subject of study
- Multilingualism and democracy
- Translation, interpreting and democracy
- Discourses of democracy in literature
- Democratic dimensions of LSP
- Democracy in interaction
- Functionality and dysfunctionality of democracy
- Democracy and the discourses of media
- The future of democracy

The presentations will be compiled into a double blind refereed symposium volume which will be published in printed and electronic open access form.

The working languages of the symposium are Finnish, Swedish, English and German.

Please submit presentation and poster abstracts (max. 300 words) to symposium2014 [at] before December 2, 2013 (NB: the email will not be opened until September 1, 2013). The papers will be selected based on the scientific quality of the abstract. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by December 20, 2013. Participants should register for the symposium electronically between December 16, 2013 and January 17, 2014. Further information will be given in the second Call for Papers in August.

For information about previous symposia and VAKKI, please visit the research group website at The 2014 symposium website will be accessible in September.

VAKKI is now also on Facebook! Become a fan by liking the page.

Arranged by:

The Board of the University of Vaasa Research Group for Translation, LSP and Multilingualism

For more information, please contact the symposium organizers:

Sanna Heittola (sanna.heittola [at]
Tiina Sorvali (tiina.sorvali [at]

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