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LINGUIST List 21.4290

Thu Oct 28 2010

Confs: Semantics, Socioling, Syntax, General Ling/Netherlands

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        1.     LOT LOT , LOT Winterschool 2011 Amsterdam

Message 1: LOT Winterschool 2011 Amsterdam
Date: 28-Oct-2010
From: LOT LOT <lotuu.nl>
Subject: LOT Winterschool 2011 Amsterdam
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LOT Winterschool 2011 Amsterdam
Short Title: LOT

Date: 10-Jan-2011 - 21-Jan-2011
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact: LOT Secretary Office
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.lotschool.nl

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The LOT Winter School 2011 is hosted at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The courses in this school are free for all PhD-researchers and second year research master students who are affiliated with one of the eight LOT Institutes, but also open for external students (Fee = 175 euros for one week, 300 euros for 2 weeks) See for the fee and credits the General information and the Schedule for the course program on the LOT website. If you need accommodation during the LOT Winter school please go to the Local Info. Here you will find all information on the host of the LOT Winter School 2011: the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) of the University of Amsterdam.

New: Master Classes

During the Master Classes students will have the opportunity to discuss their project with experts in their research field. They are open for PhD students only. There is a limit of 12 participants per master class. A selection procedure will be applied. See for more information the Schedule.

Conference Program/Announcement

Schedule Week 1 (January 10-14, 2011)

9:00 – 11:00
Sign Languages of the World: Emergence – Structure – Use

Hengeveld & Keizer
Functional Discourse Grammar

Constructs of Second Language Proficiency: Complexity, Accuracy and Fluency (CAF)

11:15 – 13:15
Sociohistorical Linguistics

The Semantics of Person and Number in Pronouns

Wordnets: Semantic Networks of Words and Concepts and their Application in Natural Language Processing

14:15 – 16:15
Reflexives and Reciprocals: Typology and Analysis

De Vries
Introduction to Present Day Syntax

Issues in Code-switching Research

16:30 – 18:30
Masterclass Mufwene
Topics in Language Contact and Language Evolution

Masterclass Rullmann
The Pragmatics/Semantics Borderline

Schedule Week 2 (January 17-21, 2011)

9:00 – 11:00
Linguistic Fieldwork Methods

Introduction to Language and Speech Technology

Mind your Language: Introduction to Psycholinguistics

11.15 - 13.15 Weerman
Learnability and Language Change

Music and Language

Mental Spaces and Blending in Language for Specific Purposes

14:15 – 16:15
Iatridou & Zeijlstra
Negation and Modality

Phonological Feature Theory

Language Acquisition and Semantic Typology

16:30 – 18:30
Masterclass Iatridou
Topics in Syntax and Syntax-semantics Interface

Masterclass Morén
Topics in Feature Theory, Prosody and Tones

Masterclass Bowerman
Topics in Language Acquisition and Semantic Typology


For registration for the regular courses, go to the Registration on site. For registration for the masterclasses: they are only open for PhD students. There is a limit of 12 participants per masterclass. A selection procedure will be applied. For registration send a summary of your research topic (max. 50 words) to: lotuu.nl. You will be notified by december 20th whether you are accepted or not. Please note that during the masterclasses we expect an active participation of all students.

Welcome on Monday

16:45 -18:15
Postersession & drinks on Monday: on the 4th floor of the Bungehuis (room 401).
Dinner on Thursday: see Local Info.

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