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 Summer School 2020

Registration is open from 20 April until 18 May 2020.

News & Announcements


Framing: Niet Altijd in het Voordeel van Politicus

Politici worden er nogal eens van beschuldigd dat ze onze gedachten manipuleren door het gebruik van frames. Toch werkt framing niet altijd in het voordeel van de politicus.

PhD position

Doctoraatsbursaal (PhD) Sociolinguïstiek

Binnen de onderzoeksgroepen ‘Quantitative Lexicology and Variational Linguistics’ en ‘Multimodality, Interaction and Discourse’ van de faculteit Letteren zoekt de KU Leuven een voltijdse junior onderzoeker (4 jaar) voor een nieuw onderzoeksproject gesteund door het FWO.

Petition for inclusion of the indigenous languages of the Amazon

Petition for Inclusion of the Indigenous Languages of the Amazon

Indigenous people living in the Amazon basin are more and more at risk of losing their unique culture and language. Please sign the petition to safeguard language.

Summer School Analysing Classroom Interactions

Summer School Analysing Classroom Interactions | University of Groningen

From the 8 to 12 July 2019, Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen join their vast research expertise in educational interactions to offer the Summer School Analyzing Classroom Interactions (ACI).

LOT School

LOT Summerschool Registration to Open on 8th of April

LOT is pleased to announce the registration of the Summerschool 2019 will open next Monday, on the 8th of April.


ACLC Seminar | Dr Tom Lentz (UvA)

Dr Tom Lentz (ILLC, UvA) is the guest speaker at this ACLC seminar on Friday 12 April 2019 at 16.15.

Conservatieve politici gebruiken eenvoudige taal

Conservatieve Politici Gebruiken Eenvoudige Taal

Progressieve politici gebruiken complexere zinnen dan conservatieve politici. Dat blijkt uit een analyse van ruim 380 duizend politieke speeches uit tien Europese landen.

UU Humanities Graduate Conference

UU Humanities Graduate Conference 2019 | What’s the Point? Impact and the Future of the Humanities

The Utrecht University Humanities Graduate Conference 2019, What’s the Point? Impact and the Future of the Humanities, will take place on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th April 2019.


Call for Papers | Multilingualism in Education and Society

Every year Anéla organizes a conference where members and other interested parties meet and present research on a specific topic. This year’s conference takes place on Friday October 18th at the Hogeschool Utrecht (HU).

Syntax Interface Lecture by Bert Le Bruyn | April 4th

The upcoming Syntax Interface Lecture will take place on Thursday, April 4th. We will host a talk by Bert Le Bruyn (Utrecht University) with the title “Translation Mining: definiteness in German and Mandarin”.

Summer School in Languages and Linguistics | July 22nd – August 2nd 2019

The Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics offers a varied program of specialised courses in fields such as Chinese, Germanic, Indo-European, Iranian, and Semitic languages and linguistics as well as a number of introductory linguistic courses.

Workhop Infant-directed speech in early language acquisition

Workshop on Infant-directed Speech in Early Language Acquisition| 8 April 2019

On Monday, 8 April (at 16:15), Mengru Han (Utrecht University) will defend her dissertation The role of prosodic input in word learning: A cross-linguistic investigation of Dutch and Mandarin Chinese infant-directed speech.

Conference on Multilingualism

Conference on Multilingualism 2019 | 1st – 3rd September 2019

The next Conference on Multilingualism 2019 (COM2019) will be hosted by the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) at Leiden University (The Netherlands) from September 1st until September 3rd 2019.

Sociallinguistics Circle

5 April 2019 | Sociolinguistics Circle Utrecht

The Sociolinguistics Circle is a group of Dutch and Flemish sociolinguists whose main purpose is to organise an annual conference day.

Summerschool Logic, Linguistics and Computer Sciences

ESSLLI 2020 | Call for Course and Workshop Proposals

Under the auspices of FoLLI the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) is organized every year in a different European country. It takes place over two weeks in the European Summer, hosts approximately 50 different courses at both the introductory and advanced levels, attracting around 400 participants each year from all the world.

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