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.

Register for the LOT Summer School 2019

Registration is open from 8 April until 27 May 2019.

News & Announcements

International Conference Youth Languages at Leiden University | 23-25 May 2019

Focusing on the thematic orientation ‘Youth Language: Multilingualism in a Global Context’ this conference discusses theoretical or empirical issues in written and spoken manifestations of youth language from any part of the world including the attitudes and ideologies related to them.


ACLC Seminar | Dr Calle Börstell (RU)

Dr Calle Börstell, postdoctoral researcher at Radboud University, is the guest speaker at the ACLC seminar on 24 May 2019 from 16:15 – 17:30. He will talk about ‘Grammaticalization of differential object marking (DOM) across sign languages’.

Zintuigen Werken Samen in Verwerking van Taal

Een klein deel van de bevolking associeert cijfers en letters altijd met bepaalde kleuren. Toch komen dergelijke intuïties onder een veel bredere laag van de bevolking voor, zo blijkt uit onderzoek van de Radboud Universiteit en de universiteit van Edinburgh.

Syntax Interface Lecture by Ans van Kemenade | May 21

The upcoming Syntax Interface Lecture will take place on Tuesday, May 21st. We will host a talk by Ans van Kemenade (Radboud University, Centre for Language Studies) with the title ‘Discourse particle then in English: clause structure and discourse organisation’.

Lecture at Utrecht University by Kai von Fintel (MIT)

Professor Kai von Fintel (MIT) will give a guest lecture at Utrecht University on Tuesday 11 June 2019, 15.15 – 17.00. The title of his lecture is “Exclusives and exceptives as sentential coordinators (or: Only, there’s another *only*)”.

Participate online in a study about learning Spanish by Dutch native speakers

The Universidad de Granada (Spain) is looking for native speakers of Dutch who are learning Spanish to take part in a study on how people learn a foreign language.

Symposium Social Inequality

4 June 2019 | Symposium Social Inequality: effects on cognition and language in the first 1001 days

Social inequality has a major impact on the chances children have in society. During this symposium, three internationally renowned speakers (prof. Erika Hoff, prof. James Law en dr. Natasha Kirkham) will talk about the influence of social inequality on the cognitive and linguistic development of children.

PhD Position

2 PhD positions in Linguistics at the University of Groningen

Two PhD positions (0.9 FTE) are offered at the Graduate School for the Humanities. Deadline for applications is 26 May 2019.

Fryske Akademy

10th Conference on Frisian linguistics / 25-10-2019

The Linguistics Circle of the Frisian Academy (Fryske Akademy) organizes its annual meeting on 25 October 2019. Abstracts can be submitted until no later than 1 August 2019.

CfP: Workshop on Cross-Linguistic Semantics of Reciprocals, 7-8 October 2019, Utrecht University

Keynote speakers are Mary Dalrymple (Oxford University) and Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena). The deadline for abstracts is 30 June 2019.


ACLC Seminar | Dr Jody Polleck (CUNY)

Dr Jody Polleck, associate professor at Hunter College, CUNY, is the guest speaker at this ACLC seminar. She will give a presentation on ‘Utilizing Book Clubs for Social-Emotional and Literacy Development with Linguistically, Culturally, and Neurally Diverse Students’.

Assistant Professor Position

Lecturer in Computational Linguistics (0.7 FTE)

The Department of Languages, Literature and Communication of Utrecht University invites applications from lecturers for a part-time appointment in Computational Linguistics/ Natural Language Processing. The application deadline is 17 May 2019.

Vooroordelen zijn onderdeel van onze perceptie

Iedereen ziet de werkelijkheid door zijn eigen bril. En dat geldt ook voor wetenschappers. Bij taalkundigen werkt zowel de eigen moedertaal als opgedane kennis over andere talen vooroordelen in de hand. Dat laten Marjoleine Sloos (Fryske Akademy) en Lei Wang (Radboud Universiteit, Tongji University) in een recente studie zien.

PhD Position

Full-time PhD position in computational historical linguistics at KU Leuven

A full-time PhD position is offered as part of an FWO-funded project at KU Leuven. The application deadline is 7 July 2019.

Upcoming Events

  • July 1, 2019 - July 12, 2019
    LOT Summer School 2019

    The LOT Summer School 2019 will take place at Utrecht University from 1 to 12 July, 2019. Registration is open from 8 April till 27 May 2019.

  • July 4, 2019
    Schultink Lecture - Dr Asya Pereltsvaig

    On Thursday 4 July during the LOT Summer School 2019, Dr Asya Pereltsvaig will deliver the Schultink Lecture, entitled 'Mapping Languages: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of Linguistic Cartography'.


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