Presentation on theme: "Keynote speakers: Shyamala Chengappa (All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India) Pieter Muysken (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, Netherlands)"— Presentation transcript:
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)
Local organizing committee: Jacomine Nortier Martin Everaert René Kager Manuela Pinto Jan ten Thije Hans Van de Velde Utrecht Institute of Linguistics UiL-OTS
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
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!
The weather in NL: We have everything…
But you can’t choose!
Total Dutch population (100%) Turkish (2.23%) Surinamese (2.03%) Moroccan (1.98%) Antillean / Aruban (0.79%)