LINGUIST List 29.3745

Fri Sep 28 2018

Calls: General Linguistics/Finland

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Date: 27-Sep-2018
From: Sonja Dahlgren <sonja.dahlgrenhelsinki.fi>
Subject: Klaara Conference 2019
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Full Title: Klaara Conference 2019

Date: 19-Sep-2019 - 20-Sep-2019
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Contact Person: Sonja Dahlgren
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2019

Meeting Description:

The aim of this multidisciplinary conference is to function as a venue for researchers interested in the study of EtR languages and accessible communication. The conference especially aims to advance research which uses linguistic research methods to investigate modified language used for communication with people who have various difficulties in understanding standard forms of language.

Call for Papers:

Klaara Conference 2019

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the first international Klaara Conference, focusing on easy-to-read (EtR) language research, to be held
in Helsinki, Finland from 19 to 20 September 2019.

The aim of this multidisciplinary conference is to function as a venue for researchers interested in the study of EtR languages and accessible communication. The conference especially aims to advance research which uses linguistic research methods to investigate modified language used for communication with people who have various difficulties in understanding standard forms of language. Studies on other perspectives of EtR and accessible communication, e.g. social sciences or special education, are also welcome.

The need for EtR research grows out of both practical and theoretical considerations: On the practical side, changes in society increase the demand for research-based standards, practices, and applications. For example, migration, aging population and increased pressure for personal autonomy (UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities) intensify the need for clear communication. On the theoretical side, the current EtR language practices provide interest as research objects: what kind of linguistic concepts are EtR languages actually, and how is EtR linked to other important concepts such as participation, communication, and access to information?

We welcome section papers, posters and workshops. While we hope that the section papers and posters be based on completed or in progress research, we encourage workshops aiming to connect people with new themes or provisional ideas. Abstract submission will be opened in January 2019.

Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2019
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2019
Early bird registration closes: June 30, 2019
Regular registration closes: August 30, 2019

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Christiane Maaβ, Universität Hildesheim, Germany
Cliff Goddard, Griffith University, Australia

Scientific committee:

Cliff Goddard
Auli Kulkki-Nieminen
Jaakko Leino
Leealaura Leskelä
Soile Loukusa
Christiane Maaβ
Maisa Martin
Matti Miestamo
Arto Mustajoki
Tiina Onikki-Rantajääskö
Anne Parpan-Blaser
Sari Sulkunen
Antti Teittinen
Liisa Tiittula

More information on the conference website: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/klaara-2019-conference-on-easy-to-read-language-research

We hope that exciting research topics and colleagues working with various aspects of EtR would intrigue you, too. Welcome to Klaara 2019 in Helsinki!

Organizing committee:

Ulla Vanhatalo
Sonja Dahlgren
Camilla Lindholm
Eliisa Uotila




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