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Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

If you have not submitted an abstract to ICKL20, please note that the deadline for submission has been extended until November 30, 2016.

The 20th Biennial Meeting of the International Circle of Korean Linguistics (ICKL20) will be held at the University of Helsinki, Finland on 27-29 June 2017. This will be the first international conference since the merger of the Harvard-ISOKL (Harvard International Symposium on Korean Linguistics) into the ICKL (International Circle of Korean Linguistics).

We hope to celebrate with all scholars in the field of Korean language and linguistics one hundred years of the study of Korean language in the West in memory of J. G. Ramstedt (1873-1950), who was dedicated to teaching and conducting research on Korean at the University of Helsinki in the early 20th century. Through the academic event, we hope to join the Centennial Independence Festival of Finland.

We welcome abstracts for papers on any aspect of Korean language and linguistics including, but not limited to; Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Historical-Comparative Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Discourse & Grammaticalisation, First & Second Language Acquisition, and Language Education.

Abstract Submission   

Abstracts must be submitted as a one-sided, single-spaced page, 1-inch margins all around, and in Times 12-point font. Format can be .pdf or .doc. If your abstract includes any special fonts, please submit your file as a .pdf format and embed the special fonts into the document. The content can be any combination of text, figures, tables, and examples. References can be optionally given on the 2nd page.

Abstracts should be submitted to

Important Dates   
 1 Sept. - 30. Nov. 2016Abstract submission (Extended)
 5 Dec. 2016 Notification of acceptance
 5 Dec. - 31 Jan. 2017 Early bird registration (Non-student €200, Student €80)
 1 Feb. 2017 Full fee registration starts (Non-student €250, Student €100)
 20 Mar. 2017 Registration deadline for the presenters
 27 - 29 June 2017 Conference

Plenary Speakers    
  Soonja Choi (University of Vienna & San Diego State University)
  Sun-Ah Jun (UCLA)
  Peter Sells (University of York)

Special Invited Panel in Honour of Ramstead (1873-1950)    
The meeting presents a special panel on the theme of A Century of Historical-Comparative Research on Korean and Japanese since the Publication of Ramstedt (1928). The invited panellists are:
  Juha Janhunen (University of Helsinki)
  Ki-Joong Song (Seoul National University)
  James Unger (Ohio State University)
  Alexander Vovin (Ecole de hautes Etudes, Paris)
  John Whitman (Cornell University)

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