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

LOT 554 | Zoonímia Histórico-comparativa : Denominações dos antílopes em bantu

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Joane de Lima Santiago.

Conference| Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Linguistic Variation in Early Modern West Germanic

This workshop Cross-disciplinary approaches to linguistic variation in Early Modern West Germanic derives from the hypothesis that language variation is determined by grammatical developments and restrictions, as well as literary-communicative factors.

Call for Abstracts | Afrikaans Grammar Workshop III

Afrikaans is unique among the Germanic languages. In spite of its uniqueness and the size of the Afrikaans speech community, Afrikaans is relatively understudied and underdescribed from the perspective of theoretical linguistics. This workshop seeks to address the paucity of descriptive and theoretical studies of Afrikaans in contemporary linguistics by bringing together scholars who work on any aspect of Afrikaans grammar.


ACLC Seminar | Dr Camilla Horslund (UvA)

Dr Camilla Horslund, postdoctoral researcher at the UvA – ACLC, is the guest speaker at the ACLC seminar on 6 March from 16:15 until 17:30 .

Vacature Onderzoeksmedewerker Ontwikkeling Diagnostiek Meertalige Kinderen met TOS

De Universiteit van Utrecht is op zoek naar een kandidaat voor de vacature Onderzoeksmedewerker Ontwikkeling Diagnostiek Meertalige Kinderen met TOS.

LOT 553: Roots In Progress

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Cora Cavirani-Pots.


Reimbursement by LOT for EMLAR

LOT affiliated Research Master and PhD students (both internal and external) can apply for reimbursement of travel costs to take part in EMLAR.

PhD position

Funded PhD Position at ACLC

The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) invites applications for a PhD position at the Faculty of Humanities, tenable from 1 September 2020 (4 years, 1 FTE). Applicants are invited to submit their own research project. Deadline for applications is 31 March 2020.


ACLC Seminar | Dr Anderson Almeida da Silva

Dr Anderson Almeida da Silva, Assistant Professor at Universidade Federal do Piauí, Parnaiba, is the guest speaker at the ACLC seminar on 28 February from 16:15 until 17:30. A sign language interpreter will be present.


Registration EMLAR XVI is Open

Registration for the Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research (EMLAR) 2020 workshop is now open. The workshop will feature inspiring talks, tutorials, poster sessions, and a tutorial dinner on Thursday. Registration is open until 04/04/2020.

Winner LOT Popularization prize 2019 | Scholar@School

During the annual Dutch Linguistics Day 2020, the LOT Popularization prize of 2019 was awarded to two winners, the Department of Language and Literature of the KU Leuven and Liesbeth Koenen. Sarah D’Hertefelt on Scholar@School.

Winnaar LOT Populariseringsprijs 2019 | Liesbeth Koenen

Tijdens de Grote Taaldag 2020 zijn Liesbeth Koenen en de Opleiding Taal- en Letterkunde van de KU Leuven uitgeroepen tot de winnaars van de 2019 LOT-populariseringsprijs voor Taalwetenschap. Liesbeth Koenen over ‘Wat je zegt, gaat vanzelf’.

Aanmoedigingsprijs | Etymologiekalender

Tijdens de Grote Taal Dag 2020 werd naast de LOT-populariseringsprijs 2019 ook een aanmoedigingsprijs uitgereikt. Deze ging naar Laura Dees, Pascale Eskes, Lotte Meester, Gerard Spaans en Vera Zwennes ter aanmoediging van verdere bijdragen aan de popularisering van de taalwetenschap.

Uitdrukkingen leren aan de lopende band

Bij het leren van een vreemde taal zijn de uitdrukkingen vaak het lastigst, terwijl moedertaalsprekers die voortdurend gebruiken. Aan de Radboud Universiteit lieten ze Duitse leerders van het Nederlands dit specifieke taalonderdeel trainen met een computerprogramma. Met succes.

Upcoming Events

  • April 16, 2020 - April 17, 2020
    EMLAR 2020 - Online

    EMLAR XVI will be held online using Microsoft Teams on 16 and 17 April. Attendance is free.

  • June 15, 2020 - June 26, 2020
    LOT Summer School 2020

    The LOT Summer School 2020 will take place at Leiden University from 15 to 26 June 2020.


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