Niina Hynninen and Anna Solin gave talks based on language support course data originally collected for the Studying in English as a Lingua Franca project (see http://www.helsinki.fi/englanti/elfa/self) at two consecutive events in May and June, with the title “Regulating academic spoken English – Norm negotiations in the context of institutional language support”.
The first event was a seminar on “Parallel language use meets English as a lingua franca in academic settings”, organised by Professor Jan-Ola Östman on 21 May 2015 in Helsinki. Very interesting issues were raised about parallel language use as a language policy orientation in Nordic universities. Papers were delivered by visitors from many Nordic countries, including Frans Gregersen (University of Copenhagen) and Trude Bukve (University of Bergen).
The second event was the Changing English conference arranged at the University of Helsinki on 8–10 June 2015 (see http://www.helsinki.fi/change/2015/).