This year the awardee is Karoliina Möttönen. In addition to the Afinlandia Award presented, AFinLA also wishes to recognize three Master’s thesis with an honorable mention.
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.
The thesis is an ethnographic case study on language policy and language ideologies in a multilingual Sweden Finnish secondary school. This study aims to examine how the language policy of the school community is depicted in the descriptions of its members. Moreover, the study analyses what kinds of language ideologies can be read from these descriptions.
The AFinLA Autumn Symposium will be postponed due to the uncertainties related to COVID-19.
The Finnish Association for Applied Linguistics, AFinLA, is inviting nominations for the Afinlandia Award 2020 in the Master’s thesis series. The award is presented for a thesis written in Finland within the field of applied linguistics. We now wish to invite colleagues active in the field of applied linguistics to nominate highly qualified theses for the prize.
Following the wishes of its members, AILA has decided to postpone the 2020 World Congress.