LOT Summer School 2009

Leiden, The Netherlands,
June 8-19, 2009


(Registration, Lodging, Payment and Reimbursement)



General Information




Registration has closed. Classrooms have been added to the Schedule.

Please contact the LOT Secretary Office if you haven’t received confirmation on participation and lodging via: lot@uu.nl


Welcome speech on Monday between 9:00 and 9:20 hours, in room 005, Centraal Faciliteitengebouw (Lipsius).

Drinks & Poster Session

Drinks (on Monday 8th and 15th of June) will take place in the Arsenaal 18:30-19:30 hours.
Poster programme session: On Mondays (the 8th and 15th of June) there will be a poster session in combination with the drinks. 
During these sessions, students get a chance to present and discuss their work by poster with other students and teachers.

You are warmly invited to present your own research by poster. Send your interest to: lot@uu.nl



On Thursday evenings (the 11th and 18th of June), there will be a dinner for all students and teachers, organized by the local host LUCL.

Participation: Please sign in on the lists that you will find in Centraal Faciliteitengebouw (Lipsius).
The organization will ask for a small fee (10 euros) for taking part in each dinner.
Please bring this in cash to the dinners.

Schultink Lecture

The lecture is scheduled for the Wednesday 10 june, from 7:30 till 9:00 pm.

What bilinguals tell us about language, the mind, and the brain

Judith F. Kroll

Department of Psychology

Program in Linguistics

Center for Language Science

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802  USA





A critical observation in recent psycholinguistic research is that the use of a second language has profound consequences for the first as well as the second language and for cognitive processes that extend beyond language itself. Contrary to the notion that the task for the second language learner is simply to acquire a level of skill that closely resembles that of the native speaker, the new research suggests that the language system itself is fundamentally open, with interactions that reshape language use and that carry cognitive consequences. Notably, these interactions are not restricted to one level of language processing; they can be observed for the lexicon, the grammar, and the phonology. Because even proficient bilinguals appear unable to selectively switch off the language not in use when they hear, read, or speak one language, this work suggests that second language learners and proficient bilinguals have more in common than previously thought. It also suggests that understanding the way in which cross-language competition is manifest and the way in which it is ultimately resolved will be important in modeling the dynamics of second language use. In this talk I present data from a set of new experiments that consider the implications of this framework for the earliest stages of second language learning and for the modulation of cross-language activation during spoken production.





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