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

LOT School

Important Update on LOT Summer School 2020

In light of the COVID-19 virus, LOT has decided to host the upcoming Summer School in an online setting. We are currently working hard to accommodate this change and therefore ask for your patience.

ESSLLI 2020 Postponed

Unfortunately, I have to announce that we have postponed the 32nd edition of ESSLLI, planned for 2020 in Utrecht. It was very difficult for the ESSLLI Standing Committee, the Programme Committee, and the Organising Committee to take this decision, but the circumstances around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic force us to.

Call for Abstracts | Deadline Extension | 41th TABU Dag

The Center for Language and Cognition Groningen is pleased to announce the 41th TABU Dag, which will take place at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) on June 11th & 12th, 2020.


EMLAR 2020 cancelled

Regretfully, EMLAR XVI 2020 has been cancelled because of the (inter)national developments with regards to the COVID-19 virus.


Anéla-VIOT Juniorendag cancelled

Following the most recent policy of the RUG regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Anéla-VIOT Juniorendag on Wednesday 8th April 2020 has unfortunately been cancelled.

Morphology in the Low Countries (MiLC) postponed

Due to the general restrictions imposed by the measures against the spread of COVID-19, MiLC will be postponed until further notice.

ESSLLI 2020 | Registration is Open

Registration for ESSLLI2020 (3-14 August 2020, Utrecht University) is open.

LOT School

LOT Summer School 2020

The LOT Summer School 2020 will take place at Leiden University from 15 to 26 June. Registration will open in late March 2020.

Call for PhD and (R)MA Students as Committee Members

The SOLE Board is currently looking for other PhD and (R)MA students (from any linguistic subfield) who are currently and will remain enrolled at any Dutch university up to the period including January 2021 to join us on the local committee.

Call for Proposals | EFNIL Master Thesis Competition

EFNIL (the European Federation of National Institutions for Language) calls on students to participate in a competition to find the best master’s theses in Europe within the area of language use, language policy and multilingualism.


Hands-on Tutorials on Experimental Methods | EMLAR XVI

Do you want to gain experience working with Praat, R, eye-tracking, multilevel analysis, and many other research methods? Come visit the tutorials at EMLAR!

LOT 556: Integrating Intercultural Telecollaboration in Foreign Language Learning Programmes

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Silvia Canto Gutiérrez.

Syntax Interface Lecture by Alexandru Nicolae | 10 March

The upcoming Syntax Interface Lecture will take place on Tuesday, March 10th. We will host a talk by Alexandru Nicolae (Iorgu Iordan – Al. Rosetti Institute of Linguistics / University of Bucharest) with the title “Old Romanian discontinuous nominal constituents and their theoretical relevance”.

Assistant Professor Position in (Neuro)Linguistics with a Focus on Multilingualism | University of Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) invites applications for a Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Humanities, tenable from 1 August 2020 (1 FTE). Deadline for applications is 1 April 2020.

Upcoming Events

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

    Regretfully, EMLAR XVI 2020 has been cancelled because of the (inter)national developments with regards to the corona virus (COVID-19).

  • June 15, 2020 - June 26, 2020
    LOT Summer School 2020

    The LOT Summer School 2020 will take place at Leiden University from 15 to 26 June 2020.


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