The Finnish Association for Applied Linguistics, AFinLA (Association Finlandaise de Linguistique Appliquée), is an affiliate member organisation of the International Association for Applied Linguistics (AILA). AFinLA organises an annual Autumn Symposium, publishes two peer-reviewed publication series and provides information about research and events in applied linguistics in Finland and abroad. Applied linguistics studies linguistic activity from the perspectives of individuals, communities and societies based on multidisciplinary and social reality.


Afinlandia 2019: MA Hoa Nguyen's abstract

My MA thesis investigates English shaming in the context of Vietnam. More specifically, it aims to examine how Vietnamese YouTube users, by responding to a video of a Vietnamese beauty queen speaking in what is deemed “bad” English, articulate the existing local ideologies surrounding English in an era of globalization.

Afinlandia-award 2019 call for nominations

The Finnish Association for Applied Linguistics, AFinLA is inviting nominations for the Afinlandia Award 2019 in the Master’s thesis series and in the doctoral thesis series.

The AFinLA Autumn Symposium 2019

 The Autumn Symposium of the Finnish Association for Applied Linguistics (AFinLA) will be held in Oulu, Finland, on 15-16 November, 2019. The theme of the symposium is "Methodological Turns in Applied Language Studies".