Host of the LOT Summer School 2011 is the School of Humanities of the University of Tilburg.
School of Humanities, Tilburg University
Warandelaan 2, 5000 AB Tilburg.
Responsible for the local organization are:
Ad Backus (coordinator) and Lian van Hoof (student member of the LOT program committee).
During the school, a number of local PhD students will be on hand as well.
Telephone number, during working hours:
0031 (0)13 - 466 2654 (Ad Backus)
0031 (0)13 - 466 2668 (secretary’s office)
For urgent matters, contact Ad Backus on his cell phone: 06-10267963
More information about the University of Tilburg and the School of Humanities can be found at: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/nl/humanities.
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Information on the classrooms can be found in the schedule of the LOT-school.
Locations of events can be found below, in the mentioned activities.
Extensive information on how to get to Tilburg University is available from the university website, at:
By train (from outside of Tilburg)
Exit the train at station Tilburg Universiteit, then walk toward campus: first exit the station by the stairs; then walk toward the traffic lights; take a right onto the Professor Verbernelaan, you will enter the campus within approximately 100 meters.
Several buses stop close to the university when you’re travelling from Central Station.
Lines 4 (direction: Reeshof), 131 (direction Breda) get off at “Tilburg Universiteit”, Professor Cobbenhagenlaan.
Lines 2 (direction: Reeshof), 3 (direction: Reeshof), get off at Station West (also called: NS Station Tilburg Universiteit).
You can plan your journey from the hotel to campus via: http://www.9292ov.nl/
Mind that the “strippenkaart” is no longer a valid travel ticket in Tilburg. You can either buy a ticket with the bus driver (more expensive) or use an OV-chip card (available at several selling points throughout the country, including Tilburg Central Station, see also http://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/services/servicesvooraenpkaart/adresvinder/?servicetype=1&radius=5)
Also, check the campus map to see how you should walk to university from these points:
PhD-studentes and REMA students affiliated with LOT can reimburse their travel costs via LOT.
A reimbursement form can be found here after the school.
PhD students who need other facilities are asked to contact the local organization well before the start of the school. We will do our best to accommodate you.
Copying and printing facilities
You can make copies using your “chipknip” in most buildings on campus for 5 cents per copy. Printing facilities are available in the Humanities building (Dante building). When you arrive in Tilburg you will receive log-in information for this purpose. You can buy anonymous “chipknips” at Prisma Print for € 22,50 (€ 20,- on card). These cards can also be used for payment in the Mensa. Prisma Print is located in building P and can be accessed through the side entrance (at the sign that says “Copy Shop”). Prisma Print is opened daily from 9.00-17.00 and on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 19.00.
The Library of Tilburg University has a collection of over 800,000 books, journals, illustrations, early works and manuscripts and many e-books and e-journals.
Opening hours (based on those in 2011)
Week days: 8.00 – 23.00
Weekends: 10.00 – 18.00 (Limited services)
Warandelaan 1. See Campus map above.
Dinner & Lunch
Lunch and dinner are not included in the accommodation fee. The local organization will organize a restaurant dinner in both weeks on Thursday evening. You will be asked to contribute € 10.
A registration list for these dinners will be circulated early in the week.
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Breakfast, tea & coffee
Breakfast is included in the accomodation fee (see below).
Coffee and tea during classes: There will be coffee and tea before the first class on Monday and during the movie on the life of Daniel Everett (Wednesday week 1) and the Schultink lecture (Wednesday week 2). At other times coffee and tea are available from vending machines, which are present in each building (payment occurs through “chipknip” cards in most cases; more information on such cards, see information on copying and printing facilities).
Poster session and drinks
Poster sessions will be held on both Mondays, 19.30 - 21.30 h. in the Dante Foyer.
LOT school participants are encouraged to present their research to teachers and fellow researchers in the form of a poster. Drinks will be provided by the local organization during this session. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please make sure you mark this option on the registration form. The local organization will then contact you with further details. A presentation certificate will be issued. Note that there is no need to make a completely new poster if you have one available from a prior event!
New: There will be a poster prize for the best poster of the week!For an overview of all poster sessions, see HERE.
The nearest post office is located at the Westermarkt, which is to the north of Station Tilburg Universiteit (the opposite way from the campus). When you walk this way from University, you take a left at the traffic lights at the intersection of the Professor Verbernelaan and the Statenlaan, onto the Statenlaan. Walk underneath the station and go straight ahead at the next intersection with traffic lights. The Westermarkt is on your right after approximately 50 meters.
There is one ATM on campus, outside Building P (see Campus map). Further cash dispensers can be found at the Westermarkt (route description, see above with ‘Post office’).
Students who requested accommodation via the registration form will be accomodated at the Ibis Hotel: http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-0647-ibis-tilburg/index.shtml
Dr. Hub Van Doorneweg 105
5026 RB Tilburg, Netherlands
Accommodation is free for those PhD students and REMA students who are officially affiliated with one of the eight institutes that participate in LOT. Check with the coordinator of your institute in case of doubt (see General Info).
Make sure your accommodation is requested
before the registration closes December 16th.
Accommodation at the Ibis Hotel can be cancelled for free until 10 days before the start of your reservation!
For non-LOT PhD students accommodation is € 39 per person per night (in double rooms) at the Ibis hotel In Tilburg. Accommodation includes breakfast. Furthermore, the Ibis hotel has kindly offered free Wi-fi in the rooms of the hotel.
Note that lunch is not included in the fee. There are several eating facilities on campus, including the Mensa and various smaller cafeterias, where you can eat for a reasonable price (payment is possible in cash, by “chipknip” or by bank card). Dinner at the hotel: special (i.e., cheap) student options will be available at the restaurant of the hotel. The local team will send round an e-mail to ask who will want to make use of this option and if so, on which days.
As the Ibis hotel is not very conveniently located in relation to both the campus and the city center, it might be an idea to rent a bike or to bring your own. The hotel has locked stalling facilities, where you can safely stall your bike. If you are interested in renting a bike, please contact the local team. If there are enough people who want to rent a bike, we can arrange this at a reduced price.
Movie presentation Daniel Everett
On Wednesday 11 January, a movie recently made about the life of Daniel Everett, one of the teachers in the school, will be shown. Location: DZ1. Time: 19.30 h.
See a preview here: http://vimeo.com/23580637
The Schultink lecture will be held at 19.30 on Wednesday 18 January. Location: DZ1
20 years in language revitalization: what have we learned?
Prof. emerita, University of California at Berkeley
It is now 20 years since Ken Hale et al galvanized the linguistic community with their set of articles on endangered languages, and 10 years since the publication of /The Green Book on Language Revitalization in Practice. /During these two decades, both language documentation and language revitalization have developed new methods and practices, and have been participated in by a growing number of linguists and speech communities. Linguists and the communities they work with have developed new kinds of relationships, with stronger control by the communities and a greater commitment to applied work by the linguists. At the same time, all players are developing more sophisticated goals for documentation and a more realistic understanding of the future of endangered languages. This talk will survey what we have learned over the last 20 years about ways and means of the preservation, survival, or revival of endangered languages, and where we might expect people will go from here.
See this page for more info on the linguist Henk Schultink, in whose honor the lecture is named: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henk_Schultink