The Linguistic Association of Finland organises
symposia, workshops and courses on current issues in linguistics.
SYMPOSIA, WORKSHOPS ETC.
and Genre: interfaces and
influences' held in Turku at Åbo Akademi, October 24-26, 2012.
and Typology: New trends in Syntactic Research', in Helsinki,
August 25-27, 2011.
synonymy: semantic sameness and similarity in languages and their
description' in Helsinki, October 28.-30.10.2010.
- 'Case in and
across languages' in Helsinki (Finland), August 27-29, 2009
Workshop on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics
(QITL-3) , 2-4 June, 2008, in Helsinki, Finland.
- Symposium on 'Manner'
in the Theory of Language in Tampere, August 20-21, 2007.
- Symposium on Approaches
to Complexity in Language in Helsinki, August 24-26, 2005.
- Symposium on The
lexicon: its status in the theory of language in Turku at Åbo
Akademi, November 18-19, 2004.
- Symposium on Syntactic
Functions - Focus on the Periphery in Helsinki, November 14-15,
- Kielitieteen päivät
in Joensuu May 15-16, 2003
- Symposium on Historical Syntax at Mekrijärvi
Research Station of the University of Joensuu (2002)
- Symposium on Case as a linguistic phenomenon (2002;
information only in Finnish)
on Linguistic Perspectives on Endangered Languages (2001)
on Parts of speech in and across languages (2000)
- Symposium on The Relationship between Syntax and
Semantics in the Analysis of Linguistic Structure (1999)
- Workshop on New Trends in Variationist Linguistics:
From Attitudes to Grammar (1998)
- Workshop on Prosody and Grammar in Interaction (1997)
- Symposium on Tacit Assumptions in the Study of
Language: How the Viewpoint Creates the Object of Study (1996)
- Workshop on Morphology (1995)
- Workshop on Discourse, Grammar and Grammaticalisation
- Postgraduate course on Current Trends in Phonology
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETINGS
The meeting of the Association was held in February 11 in Helsinki at
the Tieteiden talo.
The annual meeting took place in Helsinki at the Tieteiden talo on
February 26. Prof. Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen (University of Helsinki)
gave a guest lecture "'Positionally sensitive grammar': The case of
The meeting was held on February 20. The guest lecturers were Ilona
Herlin and Matti Miestamo (University of Helsinki).
The annual business meeting of the Association was held on February 22.
2008. Prof. Marja Leinonen gave a guest lecture with the topic
"Depiktiiviset sekundaarit predikaatit suomen kielessä".
The meeting was held in Helsinki on February 23. This
year the guest lecturers were: Prof. Riho Grünthal (University of
Helsinki), Prof. Jussi Niemi (University of Joensuu) ja Prof. Anna
Mauranen (University of Helsinki).
This year's annual meeting took place in Helsinki at the
Tieteiden talo on Friday Feb. 24. The guest lecturer was Prof. Fred
Karlsson, who talked about the recent results in the research of
This year's annual meeting was held in Helsinki at the
Tieteiden talo on February 25. The guest lecturer was Prof. Juhani
Klemola from the University of Tampere.
The meeting was held in Helsinki on February 13. This
year the guest lecturer was Professor Yaron Matras (General
Linguistics, University of Manchester). He gave a talk about "Advances
in the study of Romani." More information about Prof. Matras' research
can be found in
The Morphosyntactic Typology of Romani Dialects:
Database Enhancement Project
The annual business meeting of the Association was held in February 14
2003. Ph.D. Marja Liisa Helasvuo (Dep. of Finnish, University of Turku)
gave a guest lecture with the topic "Mitä interaktionaalinen kielitiede
voi tarjota lingvistiikalle? Esimerkkinä suomen passiivi" (Interactional
linguistics and the Finnish passive).
In 2002 the association celebrated it's 25th anniversary by organizing
a symposium on
In 2001 the guest lecture was given by Professor Michael
Tomasello (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig).
DISCUSSIONS AT THE FINNISH CONFERENCE OF LINGUISTICS
Another yearly tradition is that the Association
organises discussions at the Finnish Conference of Linguistics. In 1999
the discussion was on linguists' job opportunities, in 2000 on the
linguistic situation of Arctic minorities, in 2001 on polyphony of the
linguistic research in Finland, an in 2002 on Time and Language. In
2003, the Association organized an exhibition around the theme "The
world's language situation and endangered languages. In 2005 the
Association participated in the Night of Sciences. It organized
so-called "academic fifteen minutes" in which Maria Vilkuna and Auli
Hakulinen both gave a talk. The Association also organized a poster
exhibition. The authors of the posters were present to answer possible
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