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Cognitive Linguistics East of Eden

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Cognitive Linguistics East of Eden is a joint conference organized by the Finnish Cognitive Linguistics Association (FiCLA) and the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA). It will take place in Turku, Finland, on September 13 to 15, 2002.

The conference will take place at the Fennicum building located on the campus of the university of Turku (address: Henrikinkatu 4). A map of the campus area can be found at where links are provided to close-up maps of the campus hill and Fennicum. For maps of Turku, and for other general information see


--> Getting to Turku

Turku is accessible by air (Finnair/Oneworld and SAS/Star alliance; direct flights from Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen), by train (from the directions of Helsinki and Tampere), by bus (e.g., from Helsinki; there is also an express bus service from Helsinki airport to Turku) and by ferry (from Stockholm; Silja Line and Viking Line). The central railway station and the bus station are located quite close to the city centre. From the airport and from the ferry harbor you can take bus number 1 to the city centre (to the Market Square Kauppatori). The bus departs every 20 minutes. If you come from Helsinki by train then you may also step out at the Kupittaa station which is closer to the campus and to the Turun Karina hotel (see below). The express buses from Helsinki and from the Helsinki airport also stop at the crossing of Itäinen Pitkäkatu and Uudenmaankatu (the name of the bus stop is Uudenmaantulli), which is quite close to the Turun Karina hotel.

--> Accommodation

We have arranged special conference rates at two nearby hotels. To get the special rate please mention that you are participant of the Eden conference when making your reservation. To get the special rate you need to make your reservation before August 12!

1) Hotel Turun Karina, address: Itäinen Pitkäkatu 30 B, approximately 1,5 kilometers from Fennicum, phone: +358-2-2657911, e-mail:, homepage: Room prices: 47,09 e / single room per night, 31,12 e / double room per person per night, breakfast included.

2) Centro Hotel, address: Yliopistonkatu 12, approxim. 1 km from Fennicum, phone: +358-2-4690469,, homepage: Room prices: 59 e / single room per night, 33 e / double room per person per night, breakfast included.

3) Scandic Hotel Julia, address: Eerikinkatu 4, approximately 0,5 km from Fennicum. Phone: +358-2-336000. homepage: Room pages: Thrusday to Friday: 87 Euros per single room per night, 110 Euros per double room per night; from Friday to Sunday: 60 Euros per single room per night, 69 Euros per double room per night, breakfast included.

If you need help in finding a roommate for a double room then please write to our conference secretary Emmi Hynönen at

For more details on these hotels, see (first click “in English”, then “for the tourist”, then “accommodation”).

For participants from economically disadvantaged countries who have been granted free participation we can offer accommodation at a modest price at the University guest apartment on Tuureporinkatu (approxim. 1 km from Fennicum) and at the Villa Hortus guesthouse right next to Fennicum. On Tuureporinkatu we have a 3-bedroom apartment with one single room (19 e per day) and two double rooms (14 e per person per day). In Villa Hortus we have an apartment with three single rooms (21 e per day) and one double room (15 e per person per day). Please note that breakfast is not included.


--> Additional conference information

We regret to inform that we cannot provide copying services at the university; thus we ask you to bring all the handouts of your presentation with you. (There is also a self-service private copy service Karhukopio at Hämeenkatu 7, close to the conference site.)

The conference participation fee is 70 e or 35 e for students (includes graduate students). For members of the FiCLA, SCLA or ICLA, the fee is 50 e (25 e for students). The fee is to be paid in cash at the conference site. Please note that we cannot accept credit cards, foreign currency or money orders. Participants from economically disadvantaged countries may be allowed a free participation upon application (please write to The conference fee will cover participation, conference materials, abstract booklet, coffee and a get-together with snacks.

The conference dinner will take place on Saturday 14 September 7 p.m. at the restaurant Koulu (‘School’; address: Eerikinkatu 18). The restaurant is located in a historic former school building right in the heart of the city. It has its own brewery and is known for its excellent beer. The price of the dinner will be appproximately 20 e, including a buffet with salads and warm food (also vegetarian), wine or beer at your choice, and coffee.