Second International Workshop

on Language Production


August 28th-30th, 2005

Maastricht, the Netherlands



We are pleased to announce the Second International Workshop on Language Production, to be held in Maastricht (The Netherlands). This workshop will bring together researchers working on different aspects of language production including:


·         lexical access in speech production

·         sentence production

·         written language production

·         bilingualism

·         aphasia


The workshop is intended as an opportunity to discuss, explore and summarize different aspects of the language production process. It will be organized around tutorial-like talks intended to provide a review of questions and to stimulate discussions.


Scientific committee:


Xavier Alario

Albert Costa

Niels Schiller

Vic Ferreira

Martin Pickering


You will find information about the details of the workshop on this website. The registration deadline is August 1st; however, if you are interested in the conference, please register as soon as possible, as the number of participants will have to be limited.



Program (download detailed program in PDF 151ko)


Sunday, August 28th


09.00 - 10.00 Welcome coffee and registration

10.00 - 12.00 Session 1

12.00 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 15.30 Session 2

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 - 18.00 Session 3


Monday, August 29th


09.00 - 11.00 Session 4

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 - 12.30 Session 5

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.00 Session 6

16.00 - 18.00 Poster session


18.00 Dinner


Tuesday, August 30th


09.00 - 11.00 Session 7

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 - 12.30 Session 8

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.00 Evaluation


A more detailed program will be posted soon.




Speakers will include:


Ardi Roelofs; Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (NL)

Michael Vitevitch; University of Kansas (USA)

Linda Wheeldon; University of Birmingham (UK)

Patrick Bonin; Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand (F)

Randi Martin; Rice University, Houston, Texas (USA)

Peter Hagoort; F. C. Donders Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Nijmegen (NL)

Fernanda Ferreira; Michigan State University (USA)

Asli Ozyurek; Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen (NL)

Albert Costa; Universitat de Barcelona (E)

Antje Meyer; University of Birmingham (UK)

Patrizia Tabossi; Universita` di Trieste (IT)




The workshop will take place at “La Bonbonnière”, a small conference center in the historic heart of Maastricht.


The address is:


La Bonbonnière

Achter de Comedie 1
6211 GZ Maastricht
The Netherlands

(+31) 43 350 09 35







Maastricht can be best reached via three international airports, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (220 Km), Brussels (Zaventem) International Airport (122 Km), and Düsseldorf International Airport (95 Km). Maastricht also has a local airport with connections to London and Amsterdam.


From Amsterdam Schiphol by train:

Trains depart directly from the airport every 30 minutes, at either 21 or 51 minutes past the hour. The trains are not direct; to reach Maastricht one must change trains once or twice.

For more detailed information check:

From Brussels Zaventem:

Train connections are possible from this airport and a shuttle service is available.

Price: one-way € 34.00 per person.

Round trip € 62.00 per person.

Phone number: +31-43-3626666.

You can reserve latest at 12.00 two days prior to the departure.

LINK DOCUMENTS (Brull_Shuttle.pdf & Brull_Conditions.doc)

From Düsseldorf:

Train connections are possible from this airport and it is also possible to be picked up by a shuttle bus directly at the airport. A one-way trip costs € 58, a round trip costs € 116.

As the website is only available in Dutch you may contact us in case you wish to utilize this service. Write before August 15th to and include:

- Name of Hotel you will be staying at

- Billing address

- Telephone number

- Email address

- Date of arrival

- Time of arrival

- Flight number and Origin

If applicable also include:

- Date of departure

- Check in time

- Departure time

- Flight number and Destination


By foot from Maastricht central train station (20 min):

Leave the station from the main entrance and keep walking straight (Stationsstraat). Walk over a bridge (St. Servaasbrug), and keep going straight until you find yourself in front of a large shopping department (Beijenkorf). At that point turn left and follow the shopping street until you reach a square (Onze Lieve Vrouwen plein). There, take a right and just a few meters ahead you will see the entrance of the Bonbonnière on your right.


Taxi’s are also available at the station.










Here are some of the hotels that are available in Maastricht. For more information check


Hotel Beaumont (near train station)

For the nights of the 27th, 28th, and 29th, we have secured 25 rooms at this hotel. If you want to benefit from one of those, please call BEFORE JUNE 27th and mention your participation in the workshop.

Wycker Brugstraat 2

6221 EC Maastricht

Price Sunday 27th: 145 EUR, Monday and Tuesday: 99.50 EUR

T: +31 (0)43 - 325 44 33
F: +31 (0)43 - 325 36 55



Au Quartier Petit-Bonheur Hotel (Center)

Kapoenstraat 32

6211 KW Maastricht

Price 95- 130 EUR breakfast excluded
T: +31 43 3258088



Hotel Le Virage (Center)

Cortenstraat 2/2b

6211 HT Maastricht

Price 70 to 90 EUR

T: +31 43 3216608

F: +31 43 3214890


Hotel Botticelli (Center)

Papenstraat 11

6211 LG Maastricht

Price 92.50 – 100 EUR breakfast excluded

T: +31 43 3526300

F: +31 43 3526336


Hotel Les Charmes (Center)

Lenculenstraat 18

6211 KR Maastricht

Price from 95 EUR

T: +31 43 3217400

F: +31 43 3258574


Hotel Derlon (Center)

Onze Lieve Vrouwen Plein 6

6211 HD Maastricht

Price approx. 160 EUR (single) breakfast excluded

T: +31 43 3216770

F: +31 433251933


St. Martenslaan Hotel (near train station)

Sint Maartenslaan 6
6221 AX

Price 29 to 99 EUR (single) prices vary depending on when it’s booked

        49 to 129 EUR (double)

T: +31 43 3211111
+31 43 3282526


Hotel La Bergère (near train station)

Stationsstraat 40

Price 145 EUR (single) 170 EUR (double)

T: +31 433282525

F: +31 433282526



Hotel Le Roi (near train station)

St Maartenslaan 1
6221 AV

Price 100 EUR (single) 120 EUR (double) breakfast excluded

T: +31 433253838

F: +31 433210835






Call for Posters


Poster presentations are welcome at the conference. The poster session will take place on Monday, 29th of August. If you wish to present a poster, please submit an abstract (200 words max.) to:


The abstract should include the following details:

- Author(s): name(s), title(s), and affiliation(s)

- Contact information: e-mail, postal address, phone, and fax






The registration fee is € 80. The payment includes 1 dinner, 3 lunches, and several coffee-breaks. Please register before August 1st.


In order to register please fill in the form below:


Registration Form (pdf)


And send to the following address:


Alessia Neyndorff     

Maastricht University

Faculty of Psychology

P.O. Box 616

NL-6200 MD Maastricht

The Netherlands

Tel: ++31 43 3881747









Contact person:



Local organizer:


Prof. Dr. Niels O. Schiller

Maastricht University

Faculty of Psychology

Dept. of Cognitive Neuroscience

P.O. Box 616

NL-6200 MD Maastricht

The Netherlands

Tel: ++31 43 3884041



Registration Contact:


Alessia Neyndorff     

Maastricht University

Faculty of Psychology

P.O. Box 616

NL-6200 MD Maastricht

The Netherlands

Tel: ++31 43 3881747