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 Winter School 2021

Open from 12 October till 7 December 2020.

News & Announcements


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.

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.

LOT 580: Nederlanders and Buitenlanders

The Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics is pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Pomme van de Weerd.

PhD position

PhD Vacature | Gepersonaliseerd klantcontact met AI-assistenten en de sociale effecten hiervan

Het departement Talen, Literatuur en Communicatie van de Universiteit Utrecht is op zoek naar een Aio.

15 eeuwen Nederlandse taal

Onze Taal/ANV-taalboekenprijs 2020 – Door Nicoline van der Sijs

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.

Reminder | CfP: Workshop on Lexical restrictions on grammatical relations

Keynote speakers are Gerrit Jan Kootstra (RU Nijmegen) and Alena Witzlack-Makarevich (Hebrew University of Jerusalem). The deadline for abstracts is 14 December 2020.

LOT 564: Voices in Stone

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

Lecture Series Language and Hearing Center Amsterdam 2020 (in Dutch)

The annual lecture series of the Language and Hearing Center Amsterdam (LHCA) will be held online this year. On the 3rd of December, the lectures will be focused on accessible communication for people with hearing impairment.

LOT Winter School 2021

Research Discussion Groups | LOT Winter School 2021 | Sign Up Now

Are you a PhD student looking for feedback on your current research project in order to enhance your research and prepare your work for publication? Make sure to sign up for the Research Discussion Groups (RDGs) during the upcoming LOT Winter School. Registration is open until the 7th of December.

Reminder | The Dutch Annual Linguistics Day | Call for Abstracts

The Dutch Annual Linguistics Day 2021 (DALD2021) will be held on Friday 29 January 2021. Because of the COVID-19 rules and guidelines, we have decided to keep the DALD fully online for the first time. But that doesn’t make it any less fun!

LOT 561: A Grammar of Mankanya

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


ACLC Seminar | Laura Downing (University of Gothenburg) – Online

Laura Downing, Professor of African Languages at the University of Gothenburg and currently NIAS research fellow, is the guest speaker at the online ACLC seminar on Friday 27 November 2020 from 16:15 till 17:30.

Reminder LOT Populariseringsprijs 2020 | Deadline 15 november

Ben je bezig of van plan een voorstel te schrijven voor de LOT Populariseringsprijs 2020? Geef ons een seintje door een email te sturen naar: lot@uva.nl. Let op: de prijs is dit jaar bedoeld voor een nog niet gepubliceerd of gerealiseerd populariseringsinitiatief.

Calling all PhDs in the Social Sciences and the Humanities | Are you ready to make an impact on society?

Young researchers often are at the forefront of scientific innovation, but don’t always have the time, network or financial means to translate those innovative insights into societal impact. NWO offers a helping hand. Each year, NWO hands out the Synergy Award for the most enticing, daring or compelling societal impact idea in the Social Sciences and the Humanities.

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