APPROACHES TO COMPLEXITY IN LANGUAGE
Symposium to be held in Helsinki, August 24-26, 2005
* * * Second Circular, August 12, 2005 * * *
We are looking forward to meeting you all in Helsinki on the 24th
August. This letter contains some up-to-date information about the
The current version of the programme is available on our website
Due to some unfortunate cancellations, we have been obliged to
reorganize the programme to some extent. We are trying to rearrange
programme so that only one section would run parallel with the workshop
on August 25. The final programme will appear on the website as
SOME RECOMMENDED PREPARATIONS
Please note that there will be no special abstract booklet. If
to have the abstracts of the presentations on paper, you should
them yourself from the file:
If you have paid the registration fee in advance, please take the
receipt with you. If you plan to pay upon arrival, note that we
accept cash payment in euros.
THE SOCIAL PROGRAM
On Wednesday evening (August 24) starting at 6:30 pm, the University
Helsinki will hold a reception for the conference participants.
evening meal will be provided to the participants by the university.
The conference dinner on Thursday evening (August 25) will be served
Restaurant Walhalla starting at roughly 7 pm. The restaurant is
on the historic grounds of the fortified southern edge of Suomenlinna
isle, one of Unescos World Heritage Sites (http://www.suomenlinna.fi/).
They need some information about menu choices in advance, so please
us know whether you want to join the dinner and what you would like
choose from the menu (you can find the menu in the end of this message).
Please send your information by replying to this message by Friday
August 19 (but please be careful not to reply to the whole list!).
ferry to the island costs roughly 4 euros, to be collected upon
INFORMATION FOR THOSE GIVING A PRESENTATION
When taking copies of your handouts, please note that the total
of participants is around 75, and there are two parallel sessions.
is a data projector, an overhead projector and a blackboard in the
lecture rooms. If you need any other equipment, please let us know
advance. Please remember that your presentation should not exceed
minutes (+10 minutes for discussion). We have allocated 5 minutes
participants to move across sections.
OPEN BOOK EXHIBITION
We encourage you to bring copies of yours or your close colleagues'
latest publications. The book exhibition takes place in the exhibition
hall on the fifth floor. Don't be modest and don't hesitate to bring
your publications with you! The book exhibition will give us all
possibility to learn more about current developments in the field.
WEATHER IN FINLAND
The weather is unpredictable in Finland. In August, we may still
quite pleasant summer weather, but be also prepared for
relatively low temperatures, rainy days and cool nights!
If you have any questions, please use the address of the organizing
committee, as before. Looking forward to seeing you in August,
Welcome to Helsinki!
(Marja Etelämäki, Pentti Haddington, Soili Hakulinen,
Arja Hamari, Emmi
Hynönen, Fred Karlsson, Seppo Kittilä, Matti Miestamo,
Heli Pitkänen, Kaius Sinnemäki)
APPENDIX: THE MENUS
Vegetarian menu (39 €)
Parsley and spinach puree with goat cheese mousse
Grilled vegetables marinated with basil and cep cannelloni
White chocolate and raspberry parfait / Chocolate mousse with orange
Fish/Crayfish Menu (43 €)
Zander á la Mannerheim
White chocolate and raspberry parfait
Meat menu (44 €)
Mousse of smoked arctic char with whitebait roe
Fillet of reindeer with morel sauce
Cloudberry charlotte with cloudberry melba
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