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The 6th Junior Researcher Meeting in Applied Linguistics


The main campus of Jyväskylä University (photos: P. Lehtonen)

Thank you for participating!

Many thanks for participating at AILA JRM conference in Jyväskylä, May 2014. We hope you enjoyed this lively and energetic event – and enjoy our photo album with pictures of both the academic and social programme.

The photo album is now available online and can be accessed at: . Please let us know via e-mail should you wish to have a particular photo removed.

It was great having you here in Jyväskylä as part of the conference, and wish to see you in Jyväskylä again soon. Next year, AILA JRM will be in Winterthur, Switzerland.





AILA-Europe/AFinLA welcome you to

the 6th Junior Researcher Meeting in Applied Linguistics

12th-14th May 2014 hosted by the University of Jyväskylä, Finland


The conference will focus on first and second/foreign language learning and teaching. The Junior Researcher  Meeting  allows early career applied linguists to present their research and network in an interactive and informal international environment.  ‘Junior Researchers’ include those working on their Master’s and PhD theses, as well as those who have graduated within the last three years. The conference will also be the 15th Spring School of Language Studies, which as a national event has been organized for post-graduate students by the University of Jyväskylä since 1996.

At the conference, each paper session will have designated senior researchers as commentators to guarantee questions and discussion. The programme will also include workshops on various aspects of academic career, such as publishing and seeking for funding.


The invited plenary speakers are

  • Dr Judit Kormos,              University of Lancaster, Dept of Linguistics and English Language.

The role of cognitive factors in second language speech production

  • Dr Sari Sulkunen,             University of Jyväskylä, Dept of Languages

Finnish reading literacy in international studies: strengths and weaknesses

  • Dr Maria Ruohotie-Lyhty,  University of Jyväskylä, Dept of Teacher Education

From language teachers’ development towards development of language teacher education

  • For more information on the plenarists and the plenary sessions, please see Plenary sessions


Warmly welcome to Jyväskylä!

Organising committee