Insights into applied linguistics: languaging, agency and ecologies

Jyväskylä, Finland, June 4-7, 2012

We would like to warmly welcome you to the international conference, ”Insights into applied linguistics: languaging, agency, and ecologies”. The conference will be held in Jyväskylä, Finland, on June 4-7, 2012 and the event also celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Jyväskylä Summer School of Applied Language Studies. The conference will be hosted by the Jyväskylä University Language Campus, a forum of collaboration involving the Department of Languages, the Centre for Applied Language Studies, and the Language Centre of the University of Jyväskylä.

The organizers invite you to participate in a discussion and reconceptualisation on fundamental issues of applied linguistics and at the same time, to imagine its future frontiers. The notions of languaging, agency, and ecologies of language use and language learning as our main themes, we invite presentations that address either theoretical issues or pragmatic concerns of applied linguistics. Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome and we also encourage interdisciplinary approaches.

The conference program consists of plenary talks, workshops, and parallel paper and poster sessions.

We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers

Stephen Cowley (University of Hertfordshire)
Yrjö Engeström (University of Helsinki)
Timo Järvilehto (University of Oulu, Kajaani University Consortium)
Claire Kramsch (University of California, Berkeley)
Alastair Pennycook (University of Technology, Sydney)
Annalisa Sannino (University of Helsinki)
Steven Thorne (Portland State University)
Leo van Lier (Monterey Institute of International Studies)
The language of the conference is English, but we encourage the use and visibility of other languages in bi/multilingual handouts, slides, etc.

The submission of abstracts opens November 15, 2011. The closing date for submissions will be January 15, 2012. Notification of acceptance will be given by February 15, 2012 after the proposals have been double reviewed.

If you have any further queries please contact us by email at

We look forward to seeing you in Jyväskylä in June 2012!

Organizing Committee