30 Nov UEF Café Smart: Consequences of globalisation phenomena at the local level, Joensuu

Thursday 30 November 2017, at 14.30–15.30, Joensuu City Library, cafeteria Pilkku, address: Koskikatu 25

Consequences of globalisation phenomena at the local level

“Borders in Everyday Life”, Dr Anna Casaglia, Postdoctoral Researcher, Karelian Institute, UEF

The supposedly "borderless" world of global economic, social and cultural relations has not meant the disappearance of borders, but rather shows a substantive shift in where borders are and what border work is. Contemporary borders, and by consequence the study of them, are decentred and become more and more an everyday experience. This talk will explore the changing nature of borders and their significance specifically referring to Europe.


“English Influence on Finnish in (Social) Media”, Dr Esa Penttilä, Senior Lecturer in English, School of Humanities, UEF

English is by far the most widely spoken foreign language in Finland. In the present globalised and digitised world, the Finnish youth in particular are in constant contact with English in their everyday life. This has consequences on their Finnish use, and it can be seen, for example, in the expressions that are translated directly from English and used in both social and other kinds of media. The talk will discuss this phenomenon with the help of real life examples.


The event is hosted by Professor Jopi Nyman, PhD, DSocSc, Head of English, School of Humanities, University of Eastern Finland (UEF).



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