University of Oulu, 2016

Lectures on Multilingual Practices

Monday, November 6, 2017 to Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The University of Oulu research network of Social Interaction and Involvement warmly invites you to guest lectures on contemporary language contacts:

Mon 6 November 2017

10.30 – 11.30 Johanna Vaattovaara: Ideological construct of ‘Helsinki s’ as a case in multilingual society:  the emergence and growth of an indexical value over a hundred years


Tue 7 November 2017

9.30 – 10.30 Ad Backus: Language contact phenomena

12.30 – 13.30 Ad Backus: Structural versus usage-based accounts

13.30 – 14.30 Anna Verschik: Language contacts and metalinguistic awareness


There will also be three datasessions on Tuesday 7 November:

10.50 – 11.30 Requests in a simulated shopping task (data session)

15.00 – 15.45 Conversations among a Finnish family and Spanish aupair (data session)

15.45 – 16.30 Constructing Common Ground: The effects of familiarity and meta-communicative strategies in Estonian-Russian-English interaction (data session)  


Wed 8 November 2017

9.30 – 10.30 Ad Backus: Some empirical recent usage-based studies

10.30 – 11.30 Anna Verschik: Some examples of language contacts in the Baltic countries

12.30 – 13.30 Ad Backus: Linguistics and beyond


The event takes place at Lasaretti, Kasarmitie 13B, Rossi Cabinet. The lectures are part of a doctoral course on Multilingual practices.


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Hotel Lasaretti, Rossi Cabinet.

Event address

Kasarmitie 13 B, Oulu

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Last updated: 1.11.2017