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


ACLC Seminar | Dr Jean Wagemans (UvA) – Online

Jean Wagemans, senior researcher at the ACLC, is the guest speaker at this *online* ACLC seminar on 29 May from 16:15 till 17:30.

LOT 557: Iconicity as a Mediator Between Verb Semantics and Morphosyntactic Structure

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Marloes Oomen.

Call for Papers | Conference Cultural Perceptions of Safety

On Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd of January 2021, the Humanities Department of the Open University of the Netherlands organizes the international conference ‘Cultural perceptions of safety. Reflecting on modern and pre-modern feelings of safety in literature, philosophy, art and history’. We cordially invite scholars from various disciplines to send in their proposal for paper presentations.

PhD Position

PHD Position Oncology-Related Communication Disorders | University of Amsterdam

The ACLC and Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) are looking for a PhD student to work on a project funded by Atos Medical AB (Sweden). The overall goal of the project is to develop a predictive framework for speech outcomes following total laryngectomy to improve speech pathology interventions.

LOT School

LOT Summer School | Registration Open

Registration for the online LOT Summer School 2020 is open from 20 April until 18 May 2020.

PhD position

4 PhD Positions in Linguistics | University of Groningen

The Graduate School for the Humanities at the University of Groningen offers 4 PhD Scholarships in Linguistics.

TABU Dag 2020 Postponed due to COVID-19

We regret to inform you that, in relation to the COVID-19 crisis, we had to make the difficult decision to postpone the conference by a year and merge it with the next edition of the conference: TABU(41+42), to be held in June 2021.


Mini-EMLAR online!

We are happy to inform you that EMLAR XVI will continue in a smaller, online form. The conference will be held through Microsoft Teams on the 16th and 17th of April and attendance is free.

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.

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