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  • Conference dates:
    12-15 June 2017
  • Abstract submission opens:
    1 September 2016
  • Deadline for abstracts:
    1 December 2016 (EXTENDED: 15.12.)
  • Deadline for registration:
    20 May 2017
  • Conference fees:
    Early bird (until 15 April 2017):
      Regular – 250€
      Student – 150€
    16 April – 20 May 2017:
      Regular – 290€
      Student – 180€
  • Venue:
    University of Helsinki
    Main Building (Fabianinkatu 33)
  • Contact:
    info@elf10.org

ELF10 is organised by
The ELFA group

University of Helsinki

Latest news

  • 12.5.2017 A detailed schedule for paper and poster presentations is now available for download!
  • 4.5.2017 Poster presentation instructions are online now.
  • 3.3.2017 Don't miss: Round Table on ESL varieties will be organised back to back with ELF10 on Friday, 16 June!
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  • ELF and Changing English
    10th Anniversary Conference of English as a Lingua Franca
    12-15 June 2017, Helsinki

    The University of Helsinki ELFA group warmly welcomes you to the 10th Anniversary Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. After a grand world tour of ELF conferences through Southampton (2009), Vienna (2010), Hong Kong (2011), Istanbul (2012), Rome (2013), Athens (2014), Beijing (2015) and Lleida (2016), ELF10 now returns to its roots in Helsinki where the first ELF conference was held. Over the years, ELF conferences have grown and ELF has established itself, attracting attention of both academics and language practitioners worldwide. It is time to celebrate the achievements and explore future vistas. With two ‘Changing English’ conferences (2013 and 2015), our Helsinki group has established a profile of linguists eager to push the boundaries and explore possibilities of cross-fertilisation between different approaches to contemporary change in English. For us, ELF is a pivotal driver of change in English, and in the perception of language for theoretical and practical purposes. In this conference, we aim to try out the cutting edge viewpoints of evolutionary linguistics, complexity theory, human cognition, varieties of English and historical sociolinguistics at the same time letting ELF take the lead, as the selection of the invited speakers and colloquium conveners suggests. We hope that this conference will serve as another stepping stone in bridging the gap between ELF, different traditions of English studies, and Applied Linguistics, and help to further promote and consolidate collaboration between them.

    See you in Helsinki in 2017!


    This page last updated: 12.5.2017