LOT actively promotes sharing of knowledge between academics and a professional and general public. As these actions target a Dutch audience, most of these outreach activities are carried out in Dutch.
During evey LOT school, one of the international instructors delivers the Schultink Lecture. The lecture is named after Henk Schultink (1924-2017), who played a central role in founding LOT.
The member institutes of LOT jointly finance popular science articles on Linguistics at the NEMO Kennislink website. This website is dedicated to making results of scientific research accessible to the lay audience, and is especially popular with students from secondary schools.
Every year LOT awards a prize for a product that makes results of linguistics research accessible for a broad audience. The jury consists of linguist researchers and other language professionals, such as journalists, editors, and bloggers. The product may take any kind of shape: books, journals, websites, radio or TV programs, course materials, articles, etc. The prize is awarded during the Grote Taaldag (see below).
The regulations for the prize (in Dutch), can be found in a separate document. An overview of all awardees can be found here.
De Grote Taaldag
De Grote Taaldag is organised by LOT in cooperation with the Linguistics Association of the Netherlands (AVT) and the Dutch Association for Applied Linguistics (Anéla). This day combines the AVT TIN-dag (Linguistics-in-the-Netherlands day), and the Anéla TTiN-dag (Applied-Linguistics-in-the-Netherlands day), with the Taalgala (Language-Gala). During the Taalgala the AVT/Anéla Dissertation Prize and the LOT-Popularisation prize are awarded.
Other outreach activities in The Netherlands that target language are:
The Taalportaal (Language portal), which offers scientific grammars of Dutch, Frisian, and Afrikaans (in English).