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Thu 09 Sep 1993

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Message 1: Centre for Language and Communication established

Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1993 15:11:16 +Centre for Language and Communication established
From: Louise Cornelis <Louise.Cornelislet.ruu.nl>
Subject: Centre for Language and Communication established


We take pleasure in announcing the establishment at Utrecht
University of the

 CENTRE FOR LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION (CLC)

The CLC is a research group within the Faculty of Arts of
Utrecht University. It was set up in order to gain insight
into factors that determine success or failure in human verbal
communication and in how the relevant abilities are acquired.
The ultimate aim with regard to these abilities is to develop
methods and techniques to facilitate both acquisition and
performance. The research programme covers both communication
in the mother tongue (especially Dutch) and in a second or
foreign language.

In the CLC, various research traditions cooperate. The
research is carried out in eight main projects by the
following people:

 1. THE FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF COMMUNICATION PROCESSES
 Permanent staff: Professor P.J. van den Hoven,
 T. Koole, Dr L. Lentz, Dr H. Pander Maat.
 Temporary staff: W. Okkerse.

 2. THE LINGUISTICS OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
 Permanent staff: H. Bolte, Professor W. Herrlitz,
 Dr M.A. Sharwood Smith, P.J. Slagter.
 Temporary staff: R. de Graaff, K. Jauregi,
 L. de Rooy, W.J.M. Tummers,
 E.A. Klein-Gunnewiek (from end 1993).
 Research associate: Dr H. Westheide.

 3. LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
 Permanent staff: Dr P.M. de Groot,
 Dr L.J.A. Nienhuis, Dr J.C.T. Ringeling.
 Research associate: I. Wijgh.

 4. LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY
 Permanent staff: H. Bolte.
 Research associate: P. Bimmel, H. Mulder,
 Prof.dr. G.J. Westhoff.

 5. THE PRODUCTION OF WRITTEN TEXTS
 Permanent staff: Dr C.J.M. Jansen,
 Dr D.M.L. Janssen, Dr T.J.M. Sanders.
 Temporary staff: J. Schilperoord,
 N.P. van der Mast.

 6. TEXTUAL FEATURES
 Permanent staff: Dr J.P. Houtkoop-Steenstra,
 Dr F. Jansen, Dr D.M.L. Janssen,
 Dr H. Pander Maat, Dr T.J.M. Sanders,
 Dr A. Verhagen.
 Temporary staff: L.H. Cornelis, J. Hulst.

 7. TEXTUAL INTERPRETATION
 Permanent staff: Dr C.J.M. Jansen, Dr L. Lentz,
 Dr G.L.J. Nas, Dr T.J.M. Sanders.
 Temporary staff: H.A. Glasbeek.
 Research associate: R. Neutelings.

 8. FUNCTIONALLY ORIENTED LINGUISTICS:
 HISTORY AND METHODOLOGY
 Permanent staff: Dr H. van den Bergh,
 Professor W. Herrlitz, Dr F. Jansen,
 Dr L. Lentz.
 Temporary staff: Dr F. Vonk.
 Research associate: J. Haenen.

The CLC was officially established on january 1st, 1993. To
celebrate the establishment, an `inaugural symposium' took
place on june 25th. At this symposium, Dr A. Verhagen (CLC)
spoke about the relation between language and communication.
Professor W. Zwanenburg, dean of the Faculty of Arts,
commented on Verhagen's talk. Professor Herrzlitz and
professor Van den Hoven (chairmen of the CLC Research Advisory
Committee en the CLC Standing Committee respectively)
introduced the CLC.
At the symposium, a volume of papers by the CLC-members and
others (`Taal in onderwijs en organisatie, een vlootschouw van
onderzoek' - "Language in education and organisation, an
overview of research") was presented to prof. Herrlitz because
of his 50th birthday and his 15 years of dedication to the
faculty. The book, which contains several essays in English,
gives an impression of CLC-research.


Centre for Language and Communication
Utrecht University
Trans 10
NL-3512 JK Utrecht
The Netherlands
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