ITS STATUS IN THE THEORY OF LANGUAGE
Symposium to be held in Turku, November 18-19, 2004
FIRST CIRCULAR, OCTOBER 15th, 2004
We are pleased that you will be participating in the symposium
lexicon: its status in the theory of language" organized by
Association of Finland, November 18-19, 2004. The symposium will
place in Turku in the Humanities building "Arken" of the
University (address: Tehtaankatu 2, Turku).
Please see the symposium web page
It contains information on the program, the abstracts of the presentations
and important information about the City of Turku (including maps).
Please note, abstracts will not be published separately as a book.
If you wish to have the abstracts of the presentations on paper,
we kindly ask you to print them before your arrival.
REGISTRATION AND PARTICIPATION
The deadline for registration has been extended to Friday 12th
of November. Register by e-mail to the address lexicon-organizers
For those who will be presenting at the conference, in case you
have not yet confirmed your participation we kindly ask you to immediately
do so by sending an e-mail to the address lexicon-organizers (at)
utu.fi. Note that your confirmation simultaneously serves as registration
and thus you need not register separately.
- general: EUR 50
- members of the association: EUR 25
- undergraduate students free
Participants from abroad are requested to pay in cash upon arrival.
Participants from Finland may send the registration fee by giro
800013-1424850 to The Linguistic Association of Finland (SKY) /
or pay in cash upon arrival. If you pay to the account of the association,
please use the code LEXICON, and remember to indicate your name
in the payment, so that we know who has paid the registration fee
in advance. In addition to this, 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 are unfortunately only able to accept
payments in cash.
The program of the symposium as well as the abstracts for the
section papers are now available at
Participants presenting a paper or a poster are kindly asked to
their abstracts on the web and let the organizers know if there
Please do remember that your presentation may not exceed 20 minutes
min for discussion). We advice the speakers to keep within this
time limit. The chairpersons will be strict about the time limits
in each session. If you present examples on transparencies or handouts
from languages other than English, we ask you to gloss them.
If there is any special equipment you need for your presentation
(laptops, video projectors, overhead projector, loudspeakers, etc.)
please inform us to the e-mail address above.
Please make copies of the necessary handouts before your arrival.
The posters will be located in the lobby in the Humanities building
"Arken." We kindly ask the poster authors to arrive at
the symposium site in good time on Thursday morning to hang up their
posters. A member of the organizing committee will be present to
help you. The size of the boards reserved for the posters is 88
cm x 118 cm (portrait). One board is reserved for one poster. We
recommend that the poster authors be available to present their
posters and to answer questions during the coffee breaks. In case
you want to give out handouts, we kindly ask you to make copies
before your arrival. The posters should be removed after the symposium
ends at 5 PM on Friday evening.
The symposium web page contains a link to the City of Turku Tourist
and to the web pages of several hotels/hostels in Turku.
The symposium venue, the humanities building Arken, is situated
approx. 1.5 kilometers (approx. 0.9 miles) from the Turku city centre.
The conference dinner will be held at Brewery Restaurant Koulu
(address: Eerikinkatu 18) on Thursday evening at 7PM.
The dinner is a smorgasbord which includes:
- Three different salads
- Bread and butter
The main course, alternatively either:
- Mango-bacon chicken casserole with rice or
- Pasta with ricotta cheese and spinach, tomato and cream sauce
- Coffee or tea
- Chocolate cake Nemesis, banana sauce and vanilla ice cream
The conference dinner costs approx. €25 / person (drinks not
Please sign up for the conference dinner by emailing lexicon-organizers
Your e-mail address has been added to the list
lexicon-participants (at) utu.fi. This address reaches all the participants
the symposium. If you have any questions regarding the symposium,
please use the address of the organizing committee lexicon-organizers
Looking forward to seeing you all in November,
Chair: Urpo Nikanne (Åbo Akademi University, Finnish language,
Tehtaankatu 2, FIN-20500 TURKU, Finland)
Marja Etelämäki (University of Helsinki), Pentti Haddington
(University of Oulu), Arja Hamari (University of Turku), Jarmo Jantunen
(University of Joensuu), Seppo Kittilä (University of Turku),
Leena Kolehmainen (University of Helsinki), Harry Lönnroth
(University of Tampere), Marja Nenonen (University of Joensuu),
Helena Pirttisaari (University of Helsinki) and Heli Pitkänen
(University of Joensuu)
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