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

MPI Colloquium

MPI Colloquium

Ofer Tchernichovski (Hunter College, New York) will give the next MPI Colloquium on Tuesday February 18, 2020 at 15.45 pm.

LOT 550: The Unbearable Lightness of Clitics

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Anastasiia Ionova.

Oproep MNL-fellowships

De Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde, gevestigd te Leiden, werd in 1766 opgericht als een vereniging van letterkundigen, taalkundigen en historici. De Maatschappij heeft als doel de beoefening van de schone letteren en de studie van de Nederlandse taal- en letterkunde, geschied- en oudheidkunde in hun onderlinge samenhang te bevorderen. Vanaf 2019 reikt de Maatschappij fellowships uit aan maximaal twee onderzoekers per jaar.


ACLC Seminar | Dr Paz Gonzalez Gonzalez (UL)

Dr Paz Gonzalez Gonzalez, University Lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, is the guest speaker at this ACLC seminar 7 February 2020 from 16:15 until 17:30.

Taalbeheersing maakt het verschil | Oproep voor bijdragen VIOT 2021

Op 20, 21 en 22 januari 2021 vindt aan de Universiteit Gent het vijftiende taalbeheersingscongres plaats van de Vereniging Interuniversitair Overleg Taalbeheersing (VIOT).

International Conference | Cultural perceptions of safety

On 21 – 22 January 2021, the Humanities Department of the Open University of the Netherlands organizes the international conference ‘Cultural perceptions of safety. Reflecting on modern and pre-modern feelings of safety in literature, philosophy, art and history’ at the Academiegebouw in Utrecht. Scholars from various disciplines are cordially invited to send in their proposal for paper presentations.

Programme | De Grote Taaldag | 31 January 2020

The entire programme of the Dutch Annual Linguistics Day (or Grote Taaldag) is now available online. The programme includes the nominees of the ‘LOT Populariseringsprijs’ and the ‘Anéla/AVT Dissertatieprijs’, as well as all abstracts.

ESSLLI 2020 | Courses and Workshops

Utrecht University is happy to announce the programme for ESSLLI2020, which will take place from 3 to 14 August 2020 in Utrecht.

MPI Colloquium

MPI Colloquium

Anna K. Kuhlen (Institute for Psychology Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) will give the next MPI Colloquium on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 15.45 pm.

Heritage Language Syntax Conference | 12-13 March

Utecht University is happy to announce the 1st Microcontact Conference on Heritage Language Syntax to be held at Utrecht University on 12-13 March 2020.

LOT 549: Police Interviews with Child Witnesses

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Guusje Jol.

2nd Interframework Colloquium | 13 February

The Second UiL-OTS Interframework Colloquium will take place on February 13, 2020. It will be entitled When the category is unclear: the case of ‘semilexical’ items.

Syntax Interface Lecture by Carlos Muñoz Perez | 22 January

The upcoming Syntax Interface Lecture will take place on Wednesday, January 22nd. We will host a talk by Carlos Muñoz Perez (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) with the title ” The structure of gaps: on the interaction of derivational order, economy and other sensible principles”.

Reimbursement for LOT Schools

All LOT affiliated Research Master and PhD students (both internal and external) can apply for reimbursement of accommodation and travel costs.

Upcoming Events

  • April 15, 2020 - April 17, 2020
    EMLAR 2020

    The 16th edition of Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research (EMLAR) will take place at Utrecht University from 15 – 17 April 2020.


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