The CoCoLaC research community was founded in 2011. It took part in the evaluation of research at the University of Helsinki in 2012. From 2013 to 2016 the research community received proper funding from the University of Helsinki.

From the very beginning, CoCoLaC had a very efficient management and organisation with 4 subgroups representing 4 research axes which overlap and complete each other: Vocabulary, Contrastive syntax, Text types and discourses, Pragmatic approaches to languages and cultures.

Each subgroup was led by one or two responsible researcher(s), and the work of the subgroups was coordinated by Eva Havu as the general coordinator.

Each subgroup organised one (often: international) seminar each year. The papers read in these seminars were published in several collected volumes.

Funding by the University of Helsinki ended in 2016. The research community decided in its final seminar in December 2016 to continue cooperating. The new coordinator became Hartmut Lenk. The steering group continues its work, but there are no more subgroups. The research community received funding from a private foundation. It will organise one internal seminar (in September 2017) and one open, international conference on Comparative Approaches to Pragmatics (in March 2018).


    French philology
    German philology
    Italian philology
    Spanish philology

    Research network Kirjetutkimuksen verkosto – Nätverk för brevforskning i humaniora
    How to address? Variation and change in address practices
    TAITO-Project: TAITO – Vieraiden kielten taitotasot
    Project Styles of persuasion in Europe

    Former Subgroups (2011-2016)