First Circular, June 25th, 2002


Dear Participant,

We are pleased that so many of you will be participating in the symposium "Approaches to Historical Syntax" organized by the Linguistic Association of Finland, September 19 - 22, 2002.

The symposium will take place at the University of Joensuu Mekrijärvi Research Station in eastern Finland. The symposium web page contains a link to the Web pages of the Mekrijärvi research station that provide additional information about the location.



The extended deadline for registration for all participants is July 31, 2002. Register by e-mail to the address

Registration fees:

Send your payment by giro account no 800013-1424850 to The Linguistic Association of Finland (SKY)/Symposium. For participants coming from abroad we recommend payment in cash upon arrival. However, it is possible to pay via Eurogiro or SWIFT to our account (International Bank Account Number FI808000131424850) with Sampo Bank plc, Helsinki, Finland. SWIFT-address: PSPBFIHH; Telex 121 698 pgiro sf.



The preliminary program and abstracts of the symposium are now available at Please do remember that your presentation may not exceed 20 minutes (+ 10 min for discussion).

Participants presenting a paper are kindly asked to check their abstracts on the web. Please let Leena Kolehmainen <> know, if there are any problems.



By air:

You should book a connecting flight from Helsinki to Joensuu. We strongly recommend that you book the 16:05 (AY489) flight from Helsinki to Joensuu on Thursday 19 September; this flight will get you to Joensuu airport at 17:00. We will arrange a coach to take you to Mekrijärvi from Joensuu airport (about an hour's drive). Earlier flights from Helsinki to Joensuu on Thursday 19 September are also possible, later flights are not recommended. Please let the organizers know your time of arrival in Joensuu.

On Sunday 22 September you should book the 17:30 flight back to Helsinki from Joensuu and plan your connections accordingly.

See for the Finnair timetables.

By train:

Take the 12:34 train from Helsinki to Joensuu (arr. 18:19) on Thursday 19 September. The coach to Mekrijärvi will pick you up from Joensuu railway station.

On Sunday 22 September the coach will take you to Joensuu railway station for the 14:50 train from Joensuu to Helsinki (arr. 20:26).

See for the train timetables and prices.

Please let the organizers know your time of arrival on Thursday in Joensuu railway station.



An accommodation fee of EUR 117 will cover 3 nights' full board and lodging in a double room at Mekrijärvi from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon. The additional cost for a single room is EUR 5 per night. (Accommodation fee to be paid upon arrival).

Please let us know as soon as possible (i) whether you prefer a single or a double room and (ii) whether you have any special dietary requests (vegetarian etc.).



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 Juhani Klemola, Pentti Haddington, Arja Hamari, Seppo Kittilä, Leena Kolehmainen, Marja Nenonen, Esa Penttilä, Heli Pitkänen, Marja Pälsi, Jouni Rostila, and Jari Sivonen.

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