Kielten laitos

The 6th Junior Researcher Meeting in Applied Linguistics


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



The registration system closes on Monday 14th of April, please enter the registration system via Registration.

The normal fee is 250 € and includes participation fee, accommodation (in shared rooms from 2 to 8 persons from Sunday to Wednesday), catering (conference dinner included) and transportation from Jyväskylä travel center to the venue in Vesala. For locals who do not stay at Vesala the normal fee is 200 €.

The preliminary programme has been published.

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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



Kielten laitos

PL 35
40014 Jyväskylän yliopisto
Puh. (014) 260 1211 (vaihde)


Seminaarinkatu 15
(Rakennukset P ja F)
40100 Jyväskylä