The 41th annual meeting of the Linguistics Society of the Netherlands took place in Utrecht on February 6th, 2010. The annual meetings provide members with the opportunity to report on their ongoing research. At this year's meeting, 103 papers were presented, of which 22 were submitted to the present volume. This volume contains a selection of these papers, which present an overview of current research in a variety of fields of linguistics.
1. Foreword; 2. Whispered speech as input for cochlear implants (by Bosker, Hans Rutger); 3. The influence of erroneous stress position and segmental errors on intelligibility, comprehensibility and foreign accent in Dutch as a second language (by Caspers, Johanneke); 4. On the Dutch directional particle heen (by Claessen, Charlie); 5. 'Go' on a rare grammaticalisation path to focus (by Devos, Maud); 6. Topic introduction in the by-phrase: Long passives in Early Modern English (by Dreschler, Gea); 7. Probing the unnatural (by Hall, Daniel Currie); 8. On which side of the Atlantic is Chinese-accented English?: An acoustic comparison of Mandarin, British and American English monophthongs (by Wei He); 9. The utterance-final particle la in Taiwan Mandarin (by Lin, Chin-hui); 10. Assessing the discourse referential properties of weak definite NPs (by Scholten, Jolien); 11. Apparent nonlocality (by Vries, Mark de)