LOT Winter School 2010

Amsterdam, Free University (VU)
The Netherlands,
January 11 - 22, 2010




Forms: Registration, Lodging,
Payment and Reimbursment


General Information


Registration has closed. All confirmations have been sent.
If there are any late cancellations or changes, please contact the LOT Secretary as soon as possible: lot@uu.nl / 030 253 6111.

Welcome & Service

On both Mondays from 9.00 - 9.30 the organization welcomes you with coffee and tea in room 10A-05 in the main building (same as where the courses are held).

There will be a Service Desk in room
9A-14. Time schedule: Monday 12.00-13.00 and Tuesday 15.30-16.00.
You can also e-mail Laura Rupp (l.rupp@let.vu.nl) or Olga Steenhoek (o.steenhoek@let.vu.nl).


Drinks & Poster Session

Drinks on Monday 11th and 18th will be available between 18.30 and 19.30 in the grand café The Basket on the university campus.

There will be poster presentations during the drinks by students on their research topics.
Both teachers and students are invited to join for free drinks and talks.

NB: All participants are welcome to present a poster on their research topic, there are still places available!
Please let us know if you are interested via lot@uu.nl More information will be sent to you.

Postersession programme

To be announced: as soon as names and titles are known, they will be presented here in the programme.


On Thursday evenings 14th and 21st, there will be a dinner, organized by the local organization of the VU, Amsterdam.
Time and location: 19.30 at the Restaurant Selecta on Vijzelstraat 26. Please sign in on the lists that you will find on the Service Desk during the school. The organization will ask a small fee of 10 euros for taking part in each dinner. Please bring this in cash to the dinners.

Schultink lecture

The Schultink lecture will be given during the second week of the Winter School, on Wednesday January 20th from 19.00 h. to 20.30 h. in room 10A-04. This years speaker will be Herb Clark.

Check out the Schultink page on Wikipedia: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henk_schultink

Abstract lecture:

Rational ways of using language

Herbert H. Clark

Stanford University

Everyday language is far from the ideal that is modeled in traditional theories of grammar, pragmatics, and communication. In conversation, speakers decide what to say in collaboration with their partners; they change course as they speak, often mid-sentence; and when they misjudge what their partners know, they deal with the consequences. As a result, they deviate from the ideal: they pause, add uh and um, prolong words, repeat words, redo phrases, and abandon phrases, all in great numbers. By traditional theories, these deviations are irrational. But are they? In those theories, language users are assumed to have omniscient rationality, with unlimited knowledge and processing capacities. But if, instead, they are assumed to have bounded rationality, with limited knowledge and limited processing capacity, many of these deviations are fully rational and, indeed, necessary for optimal communication.






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