18 January 2015

LOT Summer School

The annual Summer School of the Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT) provides introductory and advanced graduate training in linguistics. It offers 18 courses in different domains, spread over two weeks.

The following linguists have already agreed to teach a one-week course at the 2015 LOT Summer School in Leuven. Seven more will follow soon.
•       Jim McCloskey (UCSC): Syntax
•       Donka Farkas (UCSC): Semantics/pragmatics
•       Peter Jurgec (University of Toronto): Phonology/phonetics
•       Jeanine Treffers-Daller (University of Reading): Bilingualism
•       Martin Hilpert (University of Neuchâtel): Historical linguistics
•       Arie Verhagen (Leiden University): Usage-based linguistics
•       Spike Gildea (University of Oregon) & Dik Bakker (University of Amsterdam): Typology
•       Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (KU Leuven) & Freek Van de Velde (KU Leuven): Quantitative methods in linguistics
•       Koen Jaspaert (KU Leuven) & Kris Van den Branden (KU Leuven): Language and education
•       Myriam Vermeerbergen & Geert Brône (KU Leuven): Language and Gesture
•       Frank Van Eynde (KU Leuven): Sign-based construction grammar

Courses are two hours every day for five days, and can be taken for partial credit (without paper) or full credit (with submission of a paper after the course). Advanced Phd students can also participate in a Research Discussion Group with one of the teachers.
In each week of the Summer School, there will be a poster session, a reception and a dinner. In the first week, an additional evening lecture (the so-called Schultink lecture) is planned. The venue also offers several leisure and sporting facilities.
Graduate students of the partner institutes of LOT can participate free of charge (tuition fees and accommodation). For other participants the tuition fees are € 175 for one week and € 300 for two weeks. 

Accommodation (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner) at the Summer School venue is offered for 42 to 49 € per person per night, depending on the type of room.

Participants who are not staying at the Summer School venue can sign up for lunch and refreshments during the coffee breaks for € 105 per week.

Registration forms and other practical information will be made available on the LOT website in March 2015. In the meantime, if you want to stay up to date on the latest news concerning the summer school, you can follow us on Twitter or Facebook.
The 2015 LOT Summer School is organized in La Foresta, a conference center (and former monastery) approximately 7 kilometers south of Leuven in the middle of a forest. Not only will all courses take place in La Foresta, the conference center also provides accommodation (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for all participants.

If you travel by plane, you can either go to Brussels Airport (Zaventem) or to Charleroi Airport ("Brussels South"), which is the airport that most low-cost airlines use. From Brussels International Airport, there is a direct train shuttle service to Leuven. From Charleroi, there is a bus service to the railway station Brussel Zuid (Bruxelles Midi), which takes 1 hour. From Brussels, there are direct trains to Leuven roughly every 15 minutes. You can consult this website for timetables.
Jeroen van Craenenbroeck
Lauren Fonteyn
Bert Cornillie
Marijke De Belder
Elwys De Stefani
Karlien Franco
Isabelle Heyerick
Maribel Montero Perez
Steven Schoonjans
Leen Sevens
Jolijn Sonnaert
Benedikt Szmrecsanyi
Kris Van den Branden
Toon Van Hal
KU Leuven – LOT 2015
Department of Linguistics
Blijde Inkomststraat 21 PO Box 03308
3000 Leuven
Email: lotschool2015@arts.kuleuven.be
Phone: +32 (0)16 37 79 36 (office hours)
Facebook: facebook.com/LOTsummerschoolleuven
Twitter: twitter.com/LOT_Leuven_2015