LOT – Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics

Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap

400 faculty members

300 PhD & RMa students

LOT unites about 400 faculty members and 300 PhD and RMa students and provides a meeting point to further national and international communication for the benefit of linguistic research and education. Researchers from the participating institutes share knowledge, work together on theoretical and methodological matters, discuss their data and research in seminars and lecture series and in collaborations of various other kinds.

Below you will find recent news and announcements of events from the institutes participating in LOT and from LOT itself.

News & Announcements

Programme | De Grote Taaldag | 31 January 2020

The entire programme of the Dutch Annual Linguistics Day (or Grote Taaldag) is now available online. The programme includes the nominees of the ‘LOT Populariseringsprijs’ and the ‘Anéla/AVT Dissertatieprijs’, as well as all abstracts.

ESSLLI 2020 | Courses and Workshops

Utrecht University is happy to announce the programme for ESSLLI2020, which will take place from 3 to 14 August 2020 in Utrecht.

MPI Colloquium

MPI Colloquium

Anna K. Kuhlen (Institute for Psychology Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) will give the next MPI Colloquium on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 15.45 pm.

Heritage Language Syntax Conference | 12-13 March

Utecht University is happy to announce the 1st Microcontact Conference on Heritage Language Syntax to be held at Utrecht University on 12-13 March 2020.

LOT 549: Police Interviews with Child Witnesses

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Guusje Jol.

2nd Interframework Colloquium | 13 February

The Second UiL-OTS Interframework Colloquium will take place on February 13, 2020. It will be entitled When the category is unclear: the case of ‘semilexical’ items.

Syntax Interface Lecture by Carlos Muñoz Perez | 22 January

The upcoming Syntax Interface Lecture will take place on Wednesday, January 22nd. We will host a talk by Carlos Muñoz Perez (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) with the title ” The structure of gaps: on the interaction of derivational order, economy and other sensible principles”.

Reimbursement for LOT Schools

All LOT affiliated Research Master and PhD students (both internal and external) can apply for reimbursement of accommodation and travel costs.

PhD position

PhD Position in Contrastive Corpus Linguistics | ULiège and UCLouvain

The Department of Modern Languages of the University of Liège and the Institute for Language and Communication at the University of Louvain are looking for applicants for a fully funded four-year PhD fellowship in contrastive corpus linguistics.


Reminder | Call for Abstracts | Juniorendag 2020

On Wednesday 8 April 2020, the annual Anéla/VIOT Juniorendag (junior research day) will take place at the University of Groningen.

Hoe gaan we om met meertaligheid?

Ongeveer een op de drie basisschoolleerlingen is meertalig. Wat betekent die meertaligheid voor de taalgebruiker? Vier taalwetenschappers presenteerden hun meest recente bevindingen tijdens het publiekssymposium Meertalig Nederland.

LOT 548: Illuminating Variation

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Véronique Verhagen.

Call for Participation | Grote Taaldag | 31 January 2020

The full programme of the Dutch Annual Linguistics Day, co-organised by AVT, LOT and Anéla is now online. The Grote Taaldag takes place on Friday January 31, 2020.


ACLC Seminar | Marloes Oomen (UvA)

Marloes Oomen, PhD candidate at the UvA, is the guest speaker at the ACLC seminar on 24 January 2020 from 16:15 until 17:30 . Her talk will be about ‘Iconicity as a mediator between verb semantics and morphosyntactic structure: A corpus-based study on verbs in German Sign Language’. A sign language interpreter will be present.

Nominations for LOT Populariseringsprijs 2019

The jury of the LOT Populariseringsprijs 2019, consisting of Mathilde Jansen (chair, Meertens/NEMO Kennislink), Folkert Kuiken (UvA), and Mark de Vries (RUG), has evaluated a large number of submissions and has nominated three projects for the prize.

Upcoming Events

  • January 13, 2020 - January 24, 2020
    LOT Winter School 2020

    The LOT Winter School 2020 will take place at Tilburg University from 13 to 24 January, 2020.

  • January 31, 2020
    Grote Taaldag 2020

    The next Dutch Annual Linguistics Day, co-organised by AVT, LOT and Anéla, will be held on Friday 31 January 2020 at Drift 21 in Utrecht.

  • April 15, 2020 - April 17, 2020
    EMLAR 2020

    The 16th edition of Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research (EMLAR) will take place in Utrecht from 15 – 17 April 2020.


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