Public lecture

Kari Sajavaara memorial lecture 2019


18.1.2019 12:00 — 14:30

Location: Seminaarinmaki, S212
You are warmly welcome to attend the ninth Kari Sajavaara memorial lecture! The occasion will take place on Fri, 18 January 2019 at 12 pm – 2.30 pm in the University of Jyväskylä, Hall S212 in the Seminarium building.

Associate professor Dorte Lønsmann (Copenhagen Business School) will give the Kari Sajavaara memorial lecture on the role of language in what is sometimes called ‘blue-collar’ workplaces in the context of transnational mobility and linguistic and cultural diversity, with a title Language and work in transnational settings: Policies and practices.

The lecture will be commented by Daniel Perrin, Professor in Media linguistics (Zurich University of Applied Sciences), who has researched for example writing and the work processes of journalists.

In the occasion two Kari Sajavaara -rewards will be handed out. One reward will be given to an academically distinguished and societally significant doctoral thesis in applied linguistics, and the other reward will be given based on work done in the field.

The Finnish Network for Language Education Policies (Kieliverkosto) organises the Kari Sajavaara memorial lecture annually. The lecture is dedicated to the memory of Professor Kari Sajavaara (1938‒2006) who was a versatile and active researcher and actor in the field of applied language studies and language education policies.

He was a professor and director at the Centre for Applied Language Studies, from where he retired in 2003. Sajavaara was also an active international networker and the co-founder of the European Language Council.

Kari Sajavaara was Vice-Rector of the University of Jyväskylä in 1982‒1991 and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities in 1996‒2002.

Coffee will be served in the event.

Please, register to the event by Tuesday Jan, 8, 2019 via this link:

The memorial lecture will be also live-streamed. You can watch the lecture online via this link:

The abstracts of Lønsmann’s lecture and Perrin’s comment as well as speakers’ bionotes on the Finnish Network for Language Education Policies’ website. Please check:

Further information:

Project researcher Erja Kyckling, the Finnish Network for Language Education Policies
040 805 5052