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

PhD Position

PhD Position in Sociolinguistics | Maastricht University

The Maastricht University is hiring a second PhD candidate in Sociolinguistics. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement.

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Two Researcher-in-residence Positions | Koninklijke Bibliotheek

Are you an early career data scientist, social scientist, computer scientist, humanities scholar, or more simply put, a researcher working with or interested in our digital collections, such as the web archive, 100 million pages digitised text or ground-truth sets?

WAP Symposium 2020 | Posters Gevaagd

Het Werkverband Amsterdamse Psycholinguïsten (WAP) organiseert op 25 januari 2020 het symposium Taal en het Brein.

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PhD Position in Humanities | University of Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication at the University of Amsterdam currently has a vacant PhD position as part of the NWO-funded project Exceptions rule! Lexical restriction on grammatical structure led by Dr Eva van Lier.

Deadline Extension | Cognomics Conference 2019

The conference will take place on the 4th & 5th of September 2019 at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Deadline Extension | CfP Workshop on Cross-Linguistic Semantics of Reciprocals

The University of Utrecht has decided to extent the deadline for the submission of abstracts.


Oproep Voordrachten AVT-ANÉLA Dissertatieprijs 2019

De Algemene Vereniging voor Taalwetenschap (AVT) en de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Toegepaste Taalwetenschap (ANÉLA) reiken jaarlijks een prijs uit voor een dissertatie op het gebied van de taalwetenschap. Ook dit jaar zal er weer een AVT/ANÉLA-dissertatieprijs worden uitgereikt. Alle dissertaties verdedigd tussen 16 juli 2018 en 15 juli 2019. komen in aanmerking voor de AVT/ANÉLA dissertatieprijs 2019.

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PhD Vacancies at Maastricht University

The Maastricht University is hiring several PhD candidates. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement.

Guest Lecture Meertens Institute | Dr Meredith Tamminga

Dr Meredith Tamminga, assistant professor of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a lecture at the Meertens Instituut on Monday 1 July at 14.00 .

Handbewegingen belangrijk voor taalbegrip

In een lawaaiige context zijn het niet alleen de lipbewegingen van jouw gesprekspartner die je helpen de boodschappen te ontcijferen. Ook handgebaren zijn van groot belang. Onze hersenen en ons gedrag leveren daarvoor het bewijs.


ACLC Seminar | Dr Sterre Leufkens (UU)

Dr Sterre Leufkens, Assistant Professor in Dutch Linguistics at Utrecht University, is the guest speaker at the ACLC seminar on Friday 21 June 2019 from 16:15 until 17:30.

ICLaVE in Leeuwarden | 26-28 June | Registration Still Possible

View the programme and register for the International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE) here.

Invitation 25 years | That’s a LOT

Reminder: all LOT members are cordially invited to LOT’s 25th anniversary celebration on Thursday 11 July 2019, starting with a special lecture by Martin Everaert, followed by drinks and dinner.
Don’t forget to register for the dinner before 27 June 2019.

RomTiN 2019

On 14 June 2019 the RomTiN 2019 workshop will be held at Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. The keynote lecture will be given by Kim Groothuis (Cambridge University/ Universiteit Leiden).

LOT Dissertation 538: Is Porque More Like Because or Like Omdat?

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Andrea Santana Covarrubias.

Upcoming Events

  • January 13, 2020 - January 24, 2020
    LOT Winter School 2020

    The LOT Winter School 2020 is organised by LOT in collaboration with Tilburg University. The school will take place from 13 to 24 January 2020.


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