Saturday, April 23rd 2022

10:30-10:45 Welcome Lipsius 0.19

10:45-11:45 Keynote: Onno Crasborn Lipsius 0.19

International sign: another language we all understand?

11:50-12:10 Sofiya Ros Lipsius 0.05

Sabar drumming: music or language?

Bertram Mullin Lipsius 0.03

English as a Foreign Language Education Beyond University: Pronunciation Studies

12:10-12:25 Short break

(Discussion panel cancelled due to cases of COVID-19)

12:25-13:10 Iris Dijkstra & Kenya Ronde Lipsius 0.05

A community-built dictionary (Sranan Tongo)

13:10-13:35 Long break

13:35-14:35 Keynote: Maria Carmen Fonseca-Mora Lipsius 0.19

Musical aptitude as an individual difference in learning to read

14:40-15:00 Elise Alberts Lipsius 0.05

Religion in a Second Language: Language Attitudes in International Anglophone Churches in the Netherlands

Paula Badilla & Gabriel Colipán Lipsius 0.03

Testing Linguistic relativity: perceiving the world through more than one language

15:00-15:15 Short break

15:15-15:35 Jeroen van Ravenhorst Lipsius 0.05

Comparison of semantic structures between Surinamese creole and West African languages

15:45-16:45 Keynote: Azeb Amha Lipsius 0.19

"Whistle my name": intersections of music and language among the Oyda people of Ethiopia

Sunday, April 24th 2022

10:30-10:45 Welcome Lipsius 0.19

10:45-11:45 Keynote: Peter-Alexander Kerkhof Lipsius 0.19

How the Flemish made Holland and the case of Walloon toponyms in the northern Low Countries

11:50-12:10 Matthijs Verzijden Lipsius 0.05

Hakka mountain songs

Wout Damen Lipsius 0.03

Handshape acquisition in Sign Language of the Netherlands

12:10-12:25 Short break

12:25-12:45 Jelle Christiaans Lipsius 0.03

Reinventing a 2500-year-old category: on verbal aspect, breaking with tradition, and persuasive rhetoric (no knowledge of Classical Greek or the Greek alphabet necessary!)

12:50-13:10 Ariëlle Reitsema Lipsius 0.05

Chameleon or Copycat? The Morphological Causative and Passive in Korean

13:10-13:35 Long break

13:35-14:35 Keynote: Dicky Gilbers Lipsius 0.19

Comparing language and music cross‑culturally

14:40-14:55 Closing Lipsius 0.19

15:00-15:20 Kambiz Nasseri Lipsius 0.05

The effects of individual differences in L1-complexity on L2-complexity
David Ginebra Lipsius 0.03

Segments defining the South America macro-area: evidence from a quantitative study

15:20-15:35 Short break

15:35-15:55 Aholi So Lipsius 0.05

Language Transmission Challenges of Cantonese Heritage Speakers in the Netherlands

16:00-17:00 Workshop Lipsius 2.33

16:00 Post-conference drinks at Pakhuis!

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Who organizes the Conference?

The conference is organized by the Conference Committee of Studievereniging T.W.I.S.T., the study association for Linguistics at Leiden University.