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

Grote Taaldag | Final Call for Participation

Anéla, AVT and LOT cordially invite you to the Grote Taaldag (GTD)/Dutch Annual Linguistics Day (DALD) 2021. The day will take place online via Zoom on Friday January 29th and the deadline for registration is January 25th.


Reminder | Juniorendag 2021 | Call for Abstracts

On Friday 23 April 2021, the annual Anéla/VIOT Juniorendag (junior research day) is hosted as an online event by the University of Groningen. At the Juniorendag, graduate students, junior researchers and PhD candidates in the field of applied linguistics (language use, language acquisition, education, discourse, or communication) get the opportunity to present their work through an oral or poster presentation.

LOT Schultink Lecture by Agnieszka Konopka | 14 January 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Schultink lecture will be given by Agnieszka Konopka (University of Aberdeen). The online lecture will take place this coming Thursday (14 January) from 16.30-17.30.


ACLC Seminar | Cun Zhang (NENU) & Charles Forceville (UvA) – Online

Cun Zhang, PhD candidate at Northeast Normal University, and Charles Forceville, Associate Professor at the UvA, are the guest speakers at the online ACLC seminar on Friday 22 January 2021 from 16:15 till 17:30.

LOT 581: The Processing of Non-Native Word Prosodic Cues

The Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics is pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Shuangshuang Hu.

MPI Colloquium

MPI Colloquium

On January 12th, Dr. Eva Wittenberg (UC San Diego) will give a formal online MPI Colloquium.

Dutch Annual Linguistics Day | Preliminary Programme

Anéla, AVT and LOT are proud to present the preliminary programme of the Grote Taaldag (GTD)/Dutch Annual Linguistics Day (DALD) 2021. The day will take place online via Zoom on Friday January 29th. The entire programme, including abstracts, will be made available in January.

Hoe kunnen we leren van discriminerende algoritmes?

Software die geen zwarte gezichten herkent of aanslaat op mensen met een tweede nationaliteit. Algoritmes blijken regelmatig te discrimineren. Hoe kunnen we dit stoppen en het proces omkeren? NEMO Kennislink sprak met twee AI-specialisten die het vertrouwen van de burger willen terugwinnen.

PhD position

Two PhD Positions | IMPRS for Language Sciences

The IMPRS for Language Sciences invites applications for TWO fellowships that are fully funded by the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science.

Klokhuis Science Award for research on Frisian-Dutch bilingualism

‘How do bilingual children in Friesland read?’ With this study, postdoctoral researcher Evelyn Bosma (UL/UU) and PhD student Naomi Nota (RU/MPI) won the fifth Klokhuis Science Award. In the coming year, the popular children’s program will make an episode about their research.

Hoe we de onzichtbare vijand met een hamer platslaan

In de persconferenties van premier Rutte en minister De Jonge komen ontzettend veel metaforen en frames voorbij. Welke zijn succesvol en welke niet? Dragen ze bij aan de begrijpelijkheid? En kunnen we misschien nog wat leren van complottheorieën?

Middag van de Fonetiek | 18 december 2020

Op vrijdag 18 december a.s. organiseert de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Fonetische Wetenschappen de online Middag van de Fonetiek.

TABU dag 2021 | Call for Abstracts

The Center for Language and Cognition Groningen is pleased to announce the 41st TABU Dag, which will take place virtually on June 10th & 11th, 2021. TABU Dag is an annual international broad linguistics conference which offers excellent opportunities to meet other linguists and discuss current research. Graduate students and (post-)doctoral researchers in particular are encouraged to present their work.

Syntax Interface Lecture by Rick Nouwen | 7 December 2020

The upcoming Syntax Interface Lecture will take place on Monday December 7th. We will host a talk by Rick Nouwen (Utrecht University) with the title “Intensification, Composition and Goldilocks”.

De Nederlandse Dataprijs gaat naar 17e-eeuwse krantenset

Op 18 november werd bekend dat de Nederlandse Dataprijs 2020 in de categorie sociale en geesteswetenschappen is toegekend aan de 17e-eeuwse krantenset die door honderden vrijwilligers is getranscribeerd binnen een samenwerkingsproject tussen het Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal (INT), de Koninklijke Bibliotheek, de nationale bibliotheek van Nederland (KB) en het Meertens Instituut onder leiding van Nicoline van der Sijs.

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