Language and participation

The yearly autumn symposium of the Finnish Association of Applied Linguistics (AFinLA) will be organised in Helsinki on 27–29 Oct 2022. The theme of the conference, Language and participation, invites applied linguists to consider the role of language in today’s diverse societies both from the perspective of the individual and that of social groupings. How do individual and societal decisions on language influence participation? What kind of linguistic competence is expected from an individual? What can societies do to support the participation of individuals? What kinds of language policies are needed? What should the role of applied linguistics be in solving these questions?

We wish to invite all interested linguists to join us in pondering these and many other applied linguistic questions!

The symposium is organised by the University of Helsinki. The aim is to arrange the event on-site on the University of Helsinki City Centre Campus.

Important dates:

  • deadline for workshop and presentation abstracts: 10 Aug 2022
  • notification of acceptance: 31 Aug 2022 → 2 Sept 2022
  • deadline for registration and payment: 14 Sept 2022 (presenters), 30 Sept 2022 (other participants)

Contact us at: afinla-2022@helsinki.fi