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  • Registration open until:
    May 20, 2015
  • Conference dates:
    June 8-10, 2015
  • Venue:
    University of Helsinki
    Main Building (Fabianinkatu 33)
  • Registration fees:
    student – 150€
    standard – 230€
  • Contact:
    changing-english [at]

ChangE 2015 is organised by the
ChangE (Changing English) consortium:

University of HelsinkiUniversity of Eastern FinlandUniversity of Tampere

with funding from:

Academy of Finland

(Tieteellisten seurain valtuuskunta)

Final call for papers

"Changing English: Integrating cognitive,
social & typological perspectives"

June 8-10, 2015
University of Helsinki

ChangE 2015 poster
Click on the image to view or print the A4-size ChangE 2015 poster

With the enormous variety of Englishes we are witnessing today – as a lingua franca, as World English varieties, as a second language – a wide range of research perspectives and paradigms have been brought to bear on the study of contemporary English. What this conference seeks to achieve, like its predecessor, is to bring a number of these different perspectives into fruitful dialogue with each other. We are particularly interested in the processes and products of intense, complex and sustained language contact in different L1 and L2 varieties. Thus, we hope to bring together scholars from different research traditions including but not limited to the following major areas:

  • contact linguistics
  • typology
  • English as a lingua franca (ELF)
  • second language acquisition and use (SLA and SLU)
  • cognitive linguistics
  • multilingualism

We are honoured that the following keynote speakers have already confirmed their participation in the conference:

  • Edgar Schneider, University of Regensburg
  • Nick Ellis, University of Michigan
  • Devyani Sharma, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Peter Siemund, University of Hamburg

Abstracts for full paper presentations may be submitted via the Easy Abstracts facility of the Linguist List which can be accessed through the conference website. A full paper presentation will be allowed 20 minutes with five minutes for questions and discussion (25 minutes total). Abstracts should be of 150-200 words (excluding references) and include 3-5 keywords. Abstracts will be anonymously reviewed by the scientific committee, and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 16 February 2015.

The conference language is English.

For more information on the conference, please see the conference website:

You can contact us by writing to changing-english [at]

Welcome to Helsinki in 2015!

ChangE team
Anna Mauranen, Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, Svetlana Vetchinnikova, Ray Carey, Paul Rickman, Heli Paulasto, Lea Meriläinen, Sanna Hillberg, Hanna Parviainen, Kaisa Pietikäinen

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