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Keynote speakers: Shyamala Chengappa (All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India) Pieter Muysken (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, Netherlands)

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2 Keynote speakers: Shyamala Chengappa (All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India) Pieter Muysken (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, Netherlands) Nuria Sebastian-Gallés (Universitat de Barcelona, Catalonia) Antonella Sorace (University of Edinburgh, Scotland) Sarah Thomason (University of Michigan, USA)

3 Local organizing committee: Jacomine Nortier Martin Everaert René Kager Manuela Pinto Jan ten Thije Hans Van de Velde Utrecht Institute of Linguistics UiL-OTS

4 The Netherlands North-South: 300 km East-West: 150 km 16 million inhabitants Capital: Amsterdam: 740,000 Rotterdam: 600,000 Den Haag: 400,000 Utrecht: 280,000

5 Utrecht (January 2007): In the center of the country! -30 minutes from Amsterdam Central (train) 2,5 hours (bicycle) 1 hour (car; rush hours) -35 minutes from Schiphol Airport (train) -Advice: use public transport. NL is small, space (including parking) is expensive!

6 The weather in NL: We have everything…

7 But you can’t choose!

8 Total Dutch population (100%) Turkish (2.23%) Surinamese (2.03%) Moroccan (1.98%) Antillean / Aruban (0.79%)

9 Utrecht (January 2007): 280,000 inhabitants 20.8% non-Western 8.8% Moroccan 4.5 % Turkish

10 The city of Utrecht:

11 Water and leisure..

12 Architecture Rietveld-Schröder house

13 Dick Bruna

14 Utrecht University: Largest in NL 28,000 students 8,000 employees

15 Academiegebouw

16 Conference venue Educatorium, designed by Rem Koolhaas 6 km from Utrecht center. Public transport: very good.

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18 January 18 th, 2007…

19 Thank you for your attention We hope to meet you in 2009 In the Netherlands!


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