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

Two-year Post-Doc position (1,0 FTE) in Formal Semantics

The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics invites applications for a postdoc position in formal semantics, part of the project “The Formal Semantics of Collective Categorization” (ROCKY), an ERC Advanced Grant to Prof Yoad Winter (Utrecht). The deadline for applications is 27 January 2020.

LOT Schultink Lecture by Theo Marinis | 16 January 2020

In honour of Henk Schultink, every LOT school organises a Schultink lecture. We are happy to announce that this LOT School’s invited lecturer is Theo Marinis, Professor of Multilingualism at the University of Konstanz and at the University of Reading. The lecture will take place on 16 January, 16:30 – 17:30 at Tilburg University.


ACLC Seminar | Mirjam de Jonge (Université Côte D’Azur / UvA)

Mirjam de Jonge, postdoc at Université Côte D’Azur and PhD candidate at the UvA, is the guest speaker at this ACLC seminar on 10 January 2020 from 16:15 until 17:30 (followed by drinks). She will talk about ‘Inflection and derivation in silent word production: neurophysiological evidence’.

Morphology Days in the Low Countries | 8 and 9 April

We are happy to announce that Morphology Days in the Low Countries (MiLC 2020) will take place in Utrecht in April, 2020 (April 8 and 9). These days form a revival and a continuation of the Morphology Days that used to be an international meeting dealing with morphology that took place in either the Netherlands or Belgium. The three most recent editions were organised in Louvain-la-Neuve (2017), Leuven (2015) and Leeuwarden (2013).

Engels leren kan ook met minder grammatica

Middelbare scholieren krijgen bij de vreemde talen veel grammatica. Maar is dat eigenlijk wel nodig? Niet per se, zo blijkt uit onderzoek van Leslie Piggott. Leerlingen die de eerste twee jaar geen grammaticaregels krijgen aangeboden in de Engelse les, spreken en schrijven meer én vloeiender.

LOT 547: Acquiring Dutch Quantitative ER

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Sanne Berends.

Deadline Extension | Call for Papers | De Grote Taaldag 2020

At popular request, the deadline for abstracts for the Grote Taaldag (Dutch Annual Linguistics Day) is extended to December 16.

Syntax Interface Lecture by András Bárány |12 December

The upcoming Syntax Interface Lecture will take place on Thursday, December 12th. We will host a talk by András Bárány (Universiteit Leiden) with the title “Universals and typological gaps in subject and object agreement”.

Programme of Phonetics Day | 13 December

On Friday December 13, 2019, the Netherlands Society for Phonetic Sciences holds her yearly Phonetics Day (“Dag van de fonetiek”), at the University of Amsterdam. The programme can be found on the website of the Netherlands Society for Phonetic Sciences.

Taal is veel meer dan een verzameling losse woorden

Door moderne hersenscantechnieken is de laatste jaren veel veranderd in het onderzoek naar taal in het brein. Zo weten we dat er veel meer hersengebieden betrokken zijn bij taal dan de eerste neurolinguïsten vermoedden. Hoe verandert dit ons denken over taal? NEMO Kennislink sprak met Peter Hagoort, hoogleraar cognitieve neurowetenschap.

Reminder Dag van de Nederlandse Spraakkunst | 20 December 2019

De Dag van de Nederlandse Spraakkunst (voorheen: Zinsbouw) is een jaarlijkse workshop waar taalkundigen vanuit verschillende achtergronden (disciplines, theorieën) in debat gaan over thema’s die betrekking hebben op de Nederlandse fonologie, morfologie, syntaxis en semantiek.

CompSyn series with Kyle Johnson | 16 December

On Monday the 16th of December, Kyle Johnson (UMass), will be speaking at the next ComSyn lecture.

IMPRS Conference | Interdisciplinary Approaches in the Language Sciences 2020

The 2020 IMPRS conference will take place from Wednesday 3th of June until Friday 5th of June at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Reminder Call for Papers | De Grote Taaldag 2020

All AVT and Anéla members are invited to submit an abstract for the Grote Taaldag 2020. Abstracts should be submitted before 6 December 2019.

LOT 546: The Influence of Dutch (L1) and English (L2) on Third Language Learning

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Rosalinde Stadt.

Upcoming Events

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

    The LOT Winter School 2020 will take place at Tilburg University from 13 to 24 January, 2020.

  • January 31, 2020
    Grote Taaldag 2020

    The next Dutch Annual Linguistics Day, co-organised by AVT, LOT and Anéla, will be held on Friday 31 January 2020 at Drift 21 in Utrecht.

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

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


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