SYNTACTIC FUNCTIONS - FOCUS ON THE PERIPHERY
Symposium to be held in Helsinki, November 14-15, 2003
First Circular, October 6th, 2003
We are pleased that so many of you will be participating in the symposium
"Syntactic Functions - Focus on the Periphery" organized by the Linguistic
Association of Finland, November 14-15, 2003.
The symposium will take place in Helsinki in The House of Sciences - or
Tieteiden talo in Finnish (street adress: Kirkkokatu 6). The symposium web
contains a link to a map of Helsinki with a searchable street index.
The deadline for registration is October 30, 2003. If you have not yet
confirmed your participation we kindly ask you to register by e-mail to the
Participants from abroad are requested to pay in cash upon arrival.
Participants from Finland may send the registration fee by giro account no
800013-1424850 to The Linguistic Association of Finland (SKY) / Symposium or
pay in cash upon arrival. If you pay to the account of the association,
please do remember to write the code SYNFUNCT, as well as your name, so that
we will know exactly who has already paid.
- general: EUR 50
- members of the association: EUR 25
- undergraduate students free
The preliminary 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 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). If you present examples on transparencies or handouts from
languages other than English, we ask you to gloss them.
Participants presenting a poster are invited to give a short oral presentation
of the poster (max. 3 minutes!) on Friday morning directly after the first
plenum. Please do not hesitate to use this possibility. The proper poster
section will be held on Friday and Saturday afternoon during the coffee
breaks in the exhibition hall on the 5th floor. At this time, we expect the
poster authors to be available presenting the posters and answering
We kindly ask the poster authors to hang up their posters in good time on
Friday morning in the exhibition hall on the 5th floor. One of the organizers
will help you. The posters should be removed directly after the closing of
the symposium on Saturday evening.
Technicalities for posters:
The maximum size of the poster is 94 cm (width) x 104 cm (altitude). The text
should be preferably bigger than smaller, for the simple sake of legibility.
The authors can freely choose what is the best way to present the results of
the study. The poster may readily contain examples, tables, figures,
illustrations, colours etc. You can print your whole poster on a large
paper sheet. Alternatively, you may also use ordinarily "cut and
paste techniques" compiling the poster of several separate smaller paper
sheets. Please do not forget to gloss examples from languages other than
English! You can also prepare handouts if you want the audience to get more
closely acquainted with your research. We kindly ask you to make the copies
of the handouts before arrival.
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 http://www.helsinkiexpert.fi/default.asp?intSiteID=2.
Their contact information is:
Hotel Booking Centre / Hotellikeskus
tel. + 358 9 2288 1400, fax + 358 9 2288 1499,
Your e-mail address has been added to the list
firstname.lastname@example.org. This address reaches all the
participants of the symposium.
If you have any questions, please use the address of the organizing committee
email@example.com, as before.
Looking forward to seeing you all in November,
(Juhani Klemola, Marja Etelämäki, Soili Hakulinen, Jarmo Jantunen, Seppo
Kittilä, Leena Kolehmainen, Harry Lönnroth, Matti Miestamo)
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