Host of the LOT Winter School 2011 is the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) of the University of Amsterdam.
The LOT Winter school is located in the Bungehuis, Spuistraat 210-212, 1012 VT Amsterdam.
For a map, click here (http://www.uva.nl/over_de_uva/object.cfm/9228BC06-A549-4628-ACCCA0EAE4BAD33F)
The Local Information Point is in the hall of the Bungehuis (Spuistraat 210-212).
Monday: 8.30 till 14.00
Tuesday till Friday: 13.15 till 14.15.
Responsible for the local organization are:
Els Verheugd and Kees Hengeveld, with Marijke Vuijk, Hadil Karawani, Klaartje Duijm en Marlou van Rijn.
Telephone number, during working hours:
0205252543 (Marijke Vuijk or Els Verheugd)
0651113079 (Els Verheugd, for urgent matters only).
(ACLC office and course rooms)
All courses and masterclasses take place in the Bungehuis, Spuistraat 210-212, rooms 015, 302, 337, 401 and 420.
For more information on the course locations, see the schedule of the LOT-school after the deadline or registration.
Drinks and poster sessions are in room 401 of the Bungehuis (Spuistraat 210-212); the Schultinklecture is in the PC Hoofthuis, Spuistraat 134, room 104. For a map, click here. (http://www.uva.nl/locaties/object.cfm/1CA4B359-B729-49A7-B7AF4D5DC15F19C8)
The ACLC Office is located in room 1.11 of the Bungehuis, Spuistraat 210-212, 1012 VT Amsterdam.
The walking distance from the Central Station (CS) to the Bungehuis is 15 minutes. By tram: no. 1, 2, 5, 13 or 17 from CS and get out at "Dam" Square. From there you take the first street on your right (Raadhuisstraat), and then the first street on your left (Spuistraat). The Bungehuis is on your righthand side
This location is very near the city center, and at walking distance from Nova hotel (2 minutes).
Wednesday January 12th by Penelope Gardner-Chloros, 19:30 - 21:00.
Location: PC Hoofthuis (Spuistraat 134), room 104.
Combining sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic methodology
in code-switching research: the case of pauses
Psycholinguistic evidence to date has revealed that pauses are part of the normal encoding cycle in oral production; at the same time we know from sociolinguistic studies involving fine-grained analyses of conversational texts that pauses serve specific discourse purposes. In this lecture I will propose that the study of pausing in spontaneous bilingual speech can serve as a methodological ‘bridge’ in the study of code-switching and suggest how a consideration of such sociolinguistic and discourse variables might contribute (more specifically) to the development of a ‘discourse/contextual’ component, as part of, or influential upon, any bilingual language production model. In Gardner-Chloros, McEntee-Atalianis and Paraskeva (2010), a pilot study was conducted using spontaneous speech samples from two sociolinguistically distinct groups, each bilingual in the Greek-Cypriot Dialect and English. Speakers were recorded in parallel settings in Estate Agents’ offices in London and Cyprus, and in each case both monolingual and in code-switching segments were analysed. Our hypothesis was that for the London speakers, for whom CS is a default speech mode, switching would not be correlated with increased pausing, whereas for the speakers in Cyprus the more marked character of the alternation in the bilingual stretches would be reflected by decreased fluency. The results showed, however, that in both Cyprus and London, pauses reflected conversational factors more than production factors, and there was no significant difference between the monolingual and bilingual speech conditions. I conclude that whilst some research on pausing in bilinguals has focused on grammatical encoding (lexical & syntactic), studies which ignore sociolinguistic and discourse variables could be misleading. At a methodological level, psycholinguistic models stand to benefit from studying code-switching on the basis of data gathered in meaningful, naturalistic contexts.
Gardner-Chloros, P., McEntee-Atalianis, L.and Paraskeva, M. 2010 Putting the Sociolinguistics into Psycholinguistics: a study of code-switching and fluency. Talk given at SS18, Southampton, September 2010.
All information about travelling to and in Amsterdam can be found here: http://www.amsterdam.info/transport/
UvA offers Wifi as the standard facility for all guests. Students with a laptop and working at institutions within the Eduroam community of Surfnet can authenticate and get access to the internet with their own account via the wireless hotspots available in the Bungehuis (in rooms 337, 401 and 420, in the hall, canteen and library).
We can also provide a guest account for students who are not linked to Eduroam. If you want to have a guest account, you have to inform the local organization at least 1 week before the beginning of the LOT school. Please give us your e-mail address and your mobile phone number: you will get the details of your account and a link to a website with instructions per e-mail and sms. We strongly advice you to take your username and password with you when visiting the UvA, since it cannot be reproduced by us.
Printing from your wireless account is not possible
The ICT helpdesk is in the Study Centre of the PC Hoofthuis, Spuistraat 134 (ground floor).
PhD students who need other facilities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org well before the start of the school (December 17 at the latest).
We will do our best to accommodate you.
Copy machines can be found on the 4th floor of the Bungehuis, near room 420, and in the library on the 2nd floor. You have to pay with your chipknip card.
PhD students without a chipknip can ask for a prepaid chipknip at the helspdesk of the LOT school (Bungehuis, Spuistraat 210, between 13.15 and 14.15 every day). After copying you have to return the chipknip, and will have to pay cash for the copies you made.
Printing, scanning and Xerox facilities are also available on cash payment in the Printerette, Spuistraat 128 (next to the PC Hoofthuis). Opening hours: Monday till Friday from 9.00 till 17.30.
The library at the 2nd floor of the Bungehuis covers, among other things, general linguistics, phonetics, English, German, Greek, Italian and Slavic. You can consult books and periodicals in the reading room with 55 study places.
Library PC Hoofthuis
The library at the 2nd floor of the PC Hoofthuis covers, among other things, Dutch, French, Spanish and Scandinavian. There are 300 seats in the reading room. A limited number of seats have special plugs for the use of laptops. There is a photocopy room on the 2nd floor of the library. You need a chipknip to make copies. Prepaid chipknips will be available at the helpdesk of the LOT Winter school (Bungehuis, Spuistraat 210, from 13.15 till 14.15 every day. After copying you have to return the chipknip, and will have to pay cash for the copies you made.
Opening hours for both libraries: from 9.00 till 18.00.
The Central Library is located Singel 425 (within walking distance from the Bungehuis). In order to consult books and periodicals from the collection of the Central Library (not in open stacks) a Library Card is required. A temporary Library Card (Day Pass, valid for one day) is available from the information desk (€2 per day). You must have a valid ID. Loan requests with this card are for consultation in the reading rooms only (500 seats on different floors).
Opening hours for guests: from 9.30 till 18.00.
Breakfast, tea & coffee, lunch
Breakfast is included for those staying at the hotel. Tea and coffee, as well as lunch is available in the canteen of the Bungehuis on the ground floor (open from 9.00 till 16.00, but drinks and snacks are also available via the vending machines in the canteen). You can also charge your chipknip (Proton) in the canteen.
During lunchtime, part of the canteen will be reserved for LOT school participants. This offers an opportunity to meet! Of course there also many restaurants where you can have lunch near the Bungehuis.
Postersession and drinks
On Monday 10 and Monday 17 drinks will be served from 16.45 till 18.15 on the 4th floor of the Bungehuis, Spuistraat 210-212 (room 401). There will be a poster session during this reception. Students who have expressed their interest in presenting a poster on their research topic will be contacted by the local organisation after the registration deadline. Make sure you have a title available for the website and the A0 format for the posterbords (1 by 2 meters). See for an overview for the posterpresentations here.
On Thursday the organizers will invite you to a dinner party.
On Thursday 13, dinner will take place at:
Café Restaurant Divan
1016 VT Amsterdam
On Thursday 20, dinner will take place at:
Restaurant La Paella (http://www.lapaella.nl/)
1012 HV Amsterdam
T: 020 6255975
A sign-up sheet will be passed around on Monday during the courses.
You will find cash dispensers in the PC Hoofthuis (Spuistraat 134) on the ground floor near the entrance, in town banks all through Amsterdam, and in the Central Post Office (see below).
The Central Post Office Amsterdam is located Singel 250, corner Raadhuisstraat (leaving the Bungehuis turn left, take the second street on your left, and the second road on your left again).
Opening hours: Monday through Friday 9.00 – 18.00 h.
Saturday 10.00 - 13.30 h.
The Winter School participants are accommodated in Nova hotel, very near the Bungehuis and Dam Square.
The costs for accommodation in the Nova Hotel in Amsterdam are: 40 euros per night.
The students will be accommodated in rooms for 3 or 4 persons.
Go to the Registration Form for more information and booking for this hotel.
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 276
Contact with the hotel is mediated by the local organizers mentioned above.