Helsinki, 26 June 2001

Dear Participant,

We are pleased that so many of you will be participating in the symposium "Linguistic Perspectives on Endangered Languages" organized by the Linguistic Association of Finland, August 29 - September 1, 2000.

The symposium will take place in Helsinki in The House of Sciences -- or Tieteiden talo in Finnish -- (street address: Kirkkokatu 6). The symposium web page contains a link to a map of Helsinki with a searchable street index.


The preliminary program of the symposium as well as the abstracts for the section papers are now available at

Participants presenting a paper are kindly asked to check their abstracts on the web and let the organizers know, if there are any problems. Please do remember that your presentation may not exceed 20 minutes (+ 10 min for discussion).


The symposium web page also contains a link to the City of Helsinki Tourist Office, where, in addition to all kinds of useful information, you can find a link to the Hotel Booking Center. You can access the Hotel Booking Center directly from

Their contact information is:

Hotel Booking Centre / Hotellikeskus
Rautatieasema, länsisiipi
FIN-00100 Helsinki
tel. + 358 9 2288 1400, fax + 358 9 2288 1499,


Your e-mail address has been added to the list This address reaches all the participants of the symposium.

If you have any questions, please use the address of the organizing committee, as before.

July is the main holiday season in Finland, please be patient; we may take some time to reply to your message. To be sure to get a relatively quick reply, please remember to contact the whole organizing committee instead of one particular member.

Wishing You All a Beautiful Summer,
The organizers
(Marja-Liisa Helasvuo, Seppo Kittilä, Leena Kolehmainen, Matti Miestamo, Marja Nenonen, Krista Ojutkangas, Esa Penttilä, Pirkko Suihkonen)

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