XXIII Spring School of Language and Communication Studies 4.-5.5.2023

Traditionally, Spring School is organized by and for the doctoral researchers of the Language Campus (i.e., CALS, LaCos, the Department of Teacher Education, Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication and Teacher training school). This year, we will run the event in a hybrid format to make it possible for researchers who are currently not in Jyväskylä to participate.
  • Date May 04, 2023 09:00 AM to May 05, 2023 04:00 PM (Europe/Helsinki / UTC300)
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Three cups of coffee

The primary topic of the Spring School 2023 is Publishing and the Peer-review process. We are excited to announce that the keynote speakers will be Prof. Sari Pietikäinen (editor of Journal of Sociolinguistics) and the editorial team of Apples (Journal of Applied Language Studies), Johanna Ennser-Kananen, Dmitri Leontjev and Taina Saarinen.In the dialogical keynote session, Sari and Apples’ team will give a talk about academic publishing for early career researchers. In the workshop, Apples’ team will share their experiences with peer review processes from two perspectives: as editors of Apples and as authors. Their message to participants:

We will outline how we process articles as editors and what values and principles guide this work. Then we will share some examples of feedback we received as authors reflect on how we (could have) responded. We will also work in small groups on concrete responses to possible and actual feedback. All participants are invited (but not required) to bring their own examples of reviewers' comments and experiences from review processes to the workshop.

The keynote is open for anyone interested in the topic, including experienced researchers and others from inside or outside of the language campus (registration needed) .

The program

Date Time Program
Thursday 04 May 9.00-11.00 Opening & Presentation (for 18 presentations)
11.00-12.00 Lunch (online/offline, TBA)

Presentations (parallel)

You will have a chance to present your work in different formats. You can base your presentation on e.g., research plan, initial findings or data session. Alternatively, you can also present a text, for example an article draft or a manuscript. We also welcome presentations/talks with a more general focus, such as ethical or methodological questions, but linked to your PhD research.

14.00-15.30 Dialogical Keynote: Academic publishing for early career researchers Sari Pietikäinen & Apples' Editors-in-Chief
15.30-16.00 Coffee
Friday 05 May 10.00-12.00 Presentations (parallel)
12.00-13.00 Lunch (online/offline, TBA)
13.00-16.00 Workshop on peer review process Apples' Editors-in-Chief
After Closing and good company @ Sohwi

Info on presentations

For the presentation you will be allotted with 30 minutes: 20 mins for presentation + 10 mins for discussion and comments. You can be flexible with the format of your presentation.
Details, like the timeframe of the presentations, exact times of the lunch and break meetings, are to be announced later.

Senior researchers from inside and outside of the University of Jyväskylä will comment the presentations. The event is multilingual, and possible languages for presentations are at least Finnish, English, Swedish and Finnish sign language. Other languages can also be considered, if agreed with the organizers beforehand. 

Registration ended  on April 12th

You can attend the whole program or parts of it.

Presenters will be asked to submit the presentation material(s) to share with the commentators no later than April 26th. For any further inquiries and for sending your material(s), contact: Reeta Karjalainen (reeta.a.karjalainen@jyu.fi).

Organizing team

Edwin Nfor, Emilia Rajala, Karina Doi, Mária Dobos, Paiwei Qin, Päivi Iikkanen, Reeta Karjalainen, Reetta Ronkainen, Roman Kushnir, and Venla Rantanen