REMU 2015

REMU 2015 conference will be held at the University of Eastern Finland from 28 to 29 May, 2015.

Plenary speakers:

The topics of the invited speakers are:

▪ Raphael Berthele: Who understands what, in what language, in what context? Empirical investigations into the linguistic, social, and individual determinants of receptive multilingualism
(University of Fribourg, Institute of Multilingualism, Switzerland)

▪ Charlotte Gooskens: Mutual intelligibility of closely related languages in Europe
(University of Groningen, Department of Applied Linguistics, the Netherlands)

▪ Anta Kursiša: Reading comprehension in a related foreign language. How to help learners start
(University of Helsinki, Department of Modern Languages, Germanic Philology)


The symposium will open on Thursday, 28 May at 12.15 am and close on Friday, 29 May at approximately 5 pm. The provisional programme will be displayed on the symposium website in the beginning of May.

Section papers:

Please bring your presentation on a USB flash drive or send it to by May 27 to help us prepare for smooth transitions between speakers. And kindly note that there will be no option to use your own laptop for running the presentation.


For registration, please use the online registration form. The registration fee is 80€ (30€ for postgraduate students) and can be paid by bank transfer or credit card. The deadline for registration and the payment of the registration fee is 1 May 2015. The registration fee includes the abstract booklet, a symposium folder, Friday lunch and refreshments during the symposium days.

If you are paying by bank transfer, you will need the following information:

Bank name: Danske Bank Oyj
Bank address: Hiililaiturinkuja 2, PL 1561, 00075 DANSKE BANK
Account holder: University of Eastern Finland

IBAN: FI87 8919 9710 0011 36


Reference: "REMU 2015" 65418 & participant name

(Please make sure that you include the reference message in the message field of your payment!)

If you use a credit card, please fill in carefully the payment form (the excel file or the pdf file), print and sign it, and then scan the form and send the pdf-file to for charging your credit card.

Symposium venue:

The symposium will be held on the Joensuu campus of the University of Eastern Finland, in the Agora Building, within walking distance from the city centre. The university contains four faculties and five independent institutes with approximately 15,000 students and 2,800 staff members. The city itself is situated in the middle of beautiful Finnish nature and boasts lively culture. The surrounding area can be described as a meeting point between two different cultural traditions, one looking to the Protestant west, and the other drawing on the East Orthodox religious tradition. Today, Joensuu and its neighbouring areas have a population of about 100,000 people. For further information, visit the following websites:         

REMU 2015 website: Venue

Campus and City maps     

University of Eastern Finland

City of Joensuu

Tourist information

Travel information:

Joensuu can be easily reached by air via Helsinki (flight-time about 1 hour) and there are several trains per day from Helsinki (about 4.5 hours), Tampere and Turku. Further information can be obtained on the following websites:

REMU 2015 website: Travel


VR (State Railways)

Bus Services


See REMU 2015 website: Accommodation

We look forward to seeing you in Joensuu!