- Suomeksi -
The Linguistic Association of Finland
Suomen kielitieteellinen yhdistys

STRUCTURE AND CONTEXT

Symposium to be held in Turku, in August 21-22, 2006

****Second Circular, August 15, 2006 ****

Dear Participants,
We are looking forward to meeting you all in Turku on the 21st of August. This letter contains some up-to-date information about the symposium.

PROGRAMME

The current version of the programme is available on our website http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/tapahtumat/context/context.shtml. Due to some unfortunate cancellations, we have been obliged to reorganize the programme to some extent. Please check your time of presentation and let us know if you have any questions.

SOME RECOMMENDED PREPARATIONS

Please note that there will be no special abstract booklet. If you wish to have the abstracts of the presentations on paper, you should print them yourself from the file: http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/tapahtumat/context/Abstracts.pdf. 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 can only accept cash payment.

THE SOCIAL PROGRAM

Conference dinner will be on Monday evening (August 21) at the restaurant Koulu (School) at 7pm. We have reserved 25 places for the buffet, which costs roughly 20 € per person (please consult the menu in the end of this message). If you want to join the dinner, please email us by Thursday August 17 the latest (but please be careful not to reply to the participants-list!). If more than 25 want to join, we might be able to reserve more places for those wanting to come. Dinner registration and payment will be handled at the registration desk.

INFORMATION FOR THOSE GIVING A PRESENTATION

When taking copies of your handouts, please note that the total number of participants is around 70, and there are three parallel sessions (of which one is a workshop). There is a data projector, an overhead projector and a blackboard in the lecture rooms. If you need any other equipment, please let us know in advance. Please remember that your presentation should not exceed 20 minutes (+10 minutes for discussion). We have allocated 5 minutes for participants to move across sections.

OPEN BOOK EXHIBITION

We encourage you to bring copies of yours or your close colleagues' latest publications. Don't be modest and don't hesitate to bring your publications with you! The book exhibition will give us all a good possibility to learn more about current developments in the field.

WEATHER IN FINLAND

The weather is unpredictable in Finland. In August, we may still have quite pleasant summer weather, but be also prepared for relatively low temperatures, rainy days and cool nights!

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any questions, please use the address of the organizing committee, as before. Looking forward to seeing you in a week,
Welcome to Turku!

The organizers
Joanna Anckar (Åbo Akademi University), Marja Etelämäki (University of Helsinki), Pentti Haddington (University of Oulu), Emmi Hynönen (University of Turku), Mikko Laitinen (University of Helsinki), Urpo Nikanne (Chair) (Åbo Akademi University), Heli Paulasto (University of Joensuu), Geda Paulsen (Åbo Akademi University), Oksana Petrova (Åbo Akademi University), Helena Pirttisaari (University of Helsinki), and Kaius Sinnemäki (University of Helsinki)

CONFERENCE DINNER MENU (Summer buffet)
Three salads
House bread and butter
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Rice
Vegetable pasta
Green pepper beef
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Coffee/tee
Chocolate sweets