LINGUIST List 24.4334

Sat Nov 02 2013

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Finland

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 01-Nov-2013
From: Katja Mäntylä <>
Subject: 6th Junior Researcher Meeting in Applied Linguistics
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Full Title: 6th Junior Researcher Meeting in Applied Linguistics Short Title: AILA-JRM
Date: 12-May-2014 - 14-May-2014 Location: Jyväskylä, Finland Contact Person: Pirjo Lehtonen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 29-Nov-2013

Meeting Description:

The Junior Researcher Meeting allows early career applied linguists to present their research and network in an interactive and informal international environment. ‘Junior Researchers’ include those working on their Master’s and PhD theses, as well as those who have graduated within the last three years. The conference will also be the 15th Spring School of Language Studies, which as a national event has been organized for post-graduate students by the University of Jyväskylä since 1996.

At the conference, each paper session will have designated senior researchers as commentators to guarantee questions and discussion. The programme will also include workshops on various aspects of academic career, such as publishing and seeking funding.

Invited Plenary Speakers:

Dr Judit Kormos, University of Lancaster, Dept of Linguistics and English Language
Dr Sari Sulkunen, University of Jyväskylä, Dept of Languages
Dr Maria Ruohotie-Lyhty, University of Jyväskylä, Dept of Teacher Education

Conference Venue:

Vesala is located some 15 kilometres from Jyväskylä, and transportation will be organized for participants from the airport/bus/railway station. Vesala offers not only conference facilities, accommodation and catering but also sauna, lake, and Finnish nature. Among other things, the social programme includes a conference dinner at the University of Jyväskylä, and a sauna experience at Vesala – by one of Finland’s thousands lakes.

Call for Papers:

European Conference on Language Learning And Teaching and AILA-Europe/AFinLA welcome you to the 6th Junior Researcher Meeting in Applied Linguistics, to be held 12-14 May 2014 and hosted by the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

The conference will focus on first and second/foreign language learning and teaching but also papers on other areas of applied linguistics are welcome. A paper may present also work in progress.

Please submit your abstract of no more than 350 words (excluding the title) by entering the abstract submission system at

Important Dates:

Second call for papers: 1 November, 2013
Submission closes: 29 November, 2013
Notification for acceptance: 31 January, 2014
Early bird registration: 31 March, 2014
Final registration: 14 April, 2014

More information on the conference and venue:

For any queries, please email : ailajrm2014(at)

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