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FYI: 2007 LOT Summer School

Author: Jean-Christophe Verstraete

Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable

FYI Body: 2007 LOT Summer School
Leuven (Belgium), 11 - 22 June 2007


The annual summer school of the Netherlands Graduate School of LInguistics
is being organized by the Department of Linguistics of the University of
Leuven from 11 June to 22 June 2007.

The school offers introductory and advanced graduate courses, with 24
different subjects spread over two weeks. The courses run for five days,
with daily sessions lasting two and a half hours. Each course can be taken
as a partial credit (without paper) or a full credit (with submission of a
paper after the course). The course descriptions and the schedule will soon
be available on the website of the Netherlands Graduate School of
Linguistics (http://www.let.uu.nl/LOT/GraduateProgram/graduate.htm).

The teachers are:
Marc Brysbaert (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Hubert Cuyckens (University of Leuven)
Catia Cucchiarini (University of Nijmegen)
Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp)
Renaat Declerck (University of Leuven)
Holger Diessel (University of Jena)
Paola Escudero (University of Amsterdam)
Carlos Gussenhoven (University of Nijmegen)
Caroline Heycock (University of Edinburgh)
Brian Joseph (Ohio State University)
Jeffrey Lidz (University of Maryland)
William McGregor (University of Aarhus)
Andrea Moro (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele)
Pieter Muysken (University of Nijmegen)
Jan Nuyts (University of Antwerp)
Leon Stassen (University of Nijmegen / University of Utrecht)
Luc Steels (Free University of Brussels)
Anatol Stefanowitsch (University of Bremen)
Pierre Swiggers (University of Leuven)
John Taylor (University of Otago)
Alice ter Meulen (University of Groningen)
Jeroen van Craenenbroeck (Catholic University of Brussels)
Guido Van den Wyngaerd (Catholic University of Brussels)
Edwin Williams (Princeton University)

Registration and tuition fees
The school is in principle open to everyone. For participants who do not
belong to partner institutes of LOT the tuition fees are EUR 150 for a week
and EUR 250 for two weeks. Accommodation (including breakfast and lunch)
is available at the summer school venue at EUR 32.10 per night (for a
shared room) or EUR 35.70 (for a single room).

Registration forms and other practical information will soon be
available on the website of the Netherlands Graduate School of
Linguistics. For any other questions, please feel free to contact one of
the local organizers, at lotschool@arts.kuleuven.be.

The head of the local organizing committee is Kristin Davidse

Transport information
Leuven can easily be reached by train from Brussels airport (in 15 minutes)
and from the Brussels train stations (in 30 minutes). Brussels has direct
connections with Paris, London, Amsterdam and Cologne. Travel directions to
Leuven can be found at http://www.kuleuven.ac.be/transportation/faq.htm
and maps of Leuven are available at

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