- Suomeksi -
The Linguistic Association of Finland
Suomen kielitieteellinen yhdistys

SYNTACTIC FUNCTIONS - FOCUS ON THE PERIPHERY

Symposium to be held in Helsinki, November 14-15, 2003


Second Circular, October 31, 2003


Dear Participants,

We are looking forward to meeting you all in Helsinki on the 13th of November. This letter contains some up-to-date information about the symposium.

PROGRAMME

The final programme of the symposium is available on our website http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/tapahtumat/synfunct/synfunct.shtml. Due to some unfortunate cancellations, we have been obliged to reorganize the programme to some extent.

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, we kindly ask you to print them yourself. For the sake of better readability, we recommend that you print the pdf-file http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/tapahtumat/synfunct/synfunctabstr.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

On Thursday evening (November 13) starting at 6 pm, we will have an informal get-together in the House of Sciences (Tieteiden talo, Address: Kirkkokatu 6).

The conference dinner on Friday evening will be served by the restaurant Kolme kruunua. They need some information in advance, so please let us know whether you want to join the dinner and what you would like to choose from the menu (you can find the menu in the end of this message). You can send the information by replying to this message by Friday November 7 (but please be careful not to reply to the whole list!).

INFORMATION FOR THOSE GIVING A PRESENTATION

When taking copies of your handouts, please note that the total number of participants is around 90, and there are two parallel sessions.

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 (+8 minutes for discussion).

INFORMATION FOR POSTER AUTHORS

We ask you to arrive in good time on Friday morning in the House of Sciences and take your poster with you. One of the organizers will help you to hang up your poster in the exhibition hall on the fifth floor.

OPEN BOOK EXHIBITION

We encourage you to bring copies of yours or your close colleagues' latest publications. The book exhibition takes place in the exhibition hall on the fifth floor. 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 November we may still have quite pleasant autumn weather, but be prepared for low temperatures, rainy days and chilly nights!

FURTHER INFORMATION

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



Welcome to Helsinki!

The organizers



APPENDIX: MENU

Starters:
S1. Green salad 4,30 €
S2. Ceasar salad with chicken 6,80 €
S3. Tomato soup 6,00 €

Main courses:
M1. Fried pike perch chanterelle sauce and cooked potatoes 16,00 €
M2. Lambstew à la maison with rice 11,50 €
M3. Filet of beef in creamy pepper sauce served with garlic potatoes 15,50 €
M4. Meatballs served with mashed potatoes 8,90 €
M5. Vegetable wok, vegetables of the season and noodles 11,00 €

Dessert:
D1. Old-fashioned vanilla ice 5,20 €
D2. Berry pie à la maison 5,50 €

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