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

Sociallinguistics Circle

5 April 2019 | Sociolinguistics Circle Utrecht

The Sociolinguistics Circle is a group of Dutch and Flemish sociolinguists whose main purpose is to organise an annual conference day.

Summerschool Logic, Linguistics and Computer Sciences

ESSLLI 2020 | Call for Course and Workshop Proposals

Under the auspices of FoLLI the European Summer School in Logic,
Language, and Information (ESSLLI) is organized every year in a
different European country. It takes place over two weeks in the
European Summer, hosts approximately 50 different courses at both the
introductory and advanced levels, attracting around 400 participants
each year from all the world.

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 will talk about the influence of social inequality on the cognitive and linguistic development of children.

PhD Position

PhD Position (0.6 fte) in Linguistics

The Institute for German Studies at the University of Oldenburg is looking for a PhD student who will work on the acoustic realization of vowels in the research project “Acoustic indicators of language dominance in bilingual speakers of High and Low German in East Frisia” (funded by the German Research Foundation).

ECA Summerschool

Deadline Extension for the ECA Summer School (15th of March)

If you are a PhD student or post-doc, please consider attending the summer school, which is the ideal complement to participation at ECA.

Assistant Professor Position

Two Assistant Professor Positions in Communication and Cognition at Tilburg University

The Department of Communication and Cognition in the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences is looking for enthusiastic colleagues for the position of Assistant Professor.

Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research

Utrecht Summer School| Neurocognitive Methods for Infant and Toddler Research

Between the 8th and 12th of July, 2019, the University of Utrecht organises the 3rd edition of the summer school on neurocognitive methods in infant and toddler research.

Fryske Akademy

Toekomst van Frisistiek in Nederland | Symposium

Het lijkt niet goed te gaan met de frisistiek in Nederland. Die constatering vormt de aanleiding tot het organiseren van een congres over de toekomst van de frisistiek.


Call for Registration | Anéla Juniorendag

On Friday, April 5 2019, Anéla and VIOT (the Dutch and Flemish associations for applied
linguistics and discourse studies) will organize their annual junior researcher day
(Juniorendag) at the Christelijke Hogeschool at Ede.


AILA 2020 | Call for Symposia Proposals

AILA2020 will take place from August 9-14 in 2020 in Groningen, the Netherlands.

Help wanted

Help Wanted | Assistance by Secondary Educations Teachers

For his PhD research, Gijs Leenders is looking for teachers of secondary education in Dutch, English and German language.

Syntax Interface Lecture | Myrthe Bergstra

The upcoming Syntax Interface Lecture will take place on Thursday, March 7th of 2019. We will host a talk by Myrthe Bergstra (Utrecht University).


ACLC Seminar | Prof. Geoffrey K. Pullum

Geoffrey K. Pullum, Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, is the guest speaker at the ACLC seminar on Friday 15 March 2019 at 16.15.

MPI Colloquium

MPI Colloquium

Alain Chédotal will give the next MPI colloquium on Tuesday 12th of March, 2019 at 3.45pm.

Upcoming Events

  • April 16, 2019 - April 18, 2019
    EMLAR 2019

    EMLAR 2019 will take place at Utrecht University from 16 - 18 April 2019. Registration is possible until 31 March 2019.

  • 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.


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