With deep sadness we must let you know that Elisabeth Piirainen has unexpectedly passed away on December 29, 2017. We have lost a venerable colleague and dear friend. Elisabeth Piirainen was a long-time and dedicated member of our society and a leading scholar in the fields of phraseology.
We will cherish her memory for many years to come.
Our thoughts are with her family at this time.
Kathrin Steyer (President of EUROPHRAS) (also on behalf of all former presidents)
Dmitrij Dobrovol’skij (Vice President of EUROPHRAS)
Established in 2017 and based in Nigeria, the African Proverbs and Phraseology Society (AFRICAPPS) is a not-for-profit association of scholars worldwide who have an interest in the study of proverbs, idioms and related expressions with the aim of advancing Africa-oriented scholarship and promoting global understanding.