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 Dissertation 538: Is Porque More Like Because or Like Omdat?

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Andrea Santana Covarrubias.

Emotional Expressions and Linguistic Communication: Analogies and Differences

Lecture by Andrea Scarantino, Georgia State University, Monday July 15, 2019, 15:30-17:15, Sonneborgh Observatory’s Lecture Hall, Zonnenburg 2, Utrecht.

LOT Dissertation 537: Scope Oddity

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Dominique Blok.

LOT Dissertation 536: The Majang Language

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Andreas Joswig.

Pommers Werpt Nieuw Licht op West-Germaanse Taalfamilie

Het Pommers werd vroeger gesproken aan de zuidelijke kust van de Oostzee, en kwam via emigranten in Brazilië terecht. Postma schreef een grammatica van het Pommers, die nieuw licht werpt op onze kennis van het West-Germaans.


ACLC Seminar | Dr Dineke Schokkin (ANU)

Dr Dineke Schokkin, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian National University, College of Asia and the Pacific, is the guest speaker at the ACLC seminar on Friday 7 June from 16:15 until 17:30.

Syntax Interface Lecture by Laura Migliori | June 6

The upcoming Syntax Interface Lecture will take place on Thursday, June 6th.

Summerschool Logic, Linguistics and Computer Sciences

ESSLLI 2020 | Extension Deadline for Submissions

Upon several requests, the ESSLLI 2020 programme committee extends the deadline using a two step process as specified below.

Assistant Professor Position

Three Lecturer Positions at the UvA

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for three part-time lecturer positions. Deadline for applications is 4 June 2019.

Het Dyslectische Brein Verklaard

Albert Einstein en Leonardo da Vinci hadden dyslexie. Dat is niet zomaar toeval, volgens de auteurs van Dyslexie als kans. Mensen met dyslexie hebben namelijk een andere hersenstructuur. Die zit ze vaak in de weg, maar biedt ook grote voordelen.

MPI Colloquium

MPI Colloquium

Paul Hoffman will give the next MPI colloquium on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 15.45 pm.

Going Romance 2019 | Call for Papers

The Leiden University Center for Linguistics (LUCL) will organise the ‘Going Romance 2019’ conference series on November 28 – 29, 2019. Going Romance is the European conference that focuses on Romance languages from the perspective of current linguistic theorising. In the quarter of a century of its existence, it has developed into the major European discussion forum for theoretically relevant research on Romance languages.

International Conference Youth Languages at Leiden University | 23-25 May 2019

Focusing on the thematic orientation ‘Youth Language: Multilingualism in a Global Context’ this conference discusses theoretical or empirical issues in written and spoken manifestations of youth language from any part of the world including the attitudes and ideologies related to them.


ACLC Seminar | Dr Calle Börstell (RU)

Dr Calle Börstell, postdoctoral researcher at Radboud University, is the guest speaker at the ACLC seminar on 24 May 2019 from 16:15 – 17:30. He will talk about ‘Grammaticalization of differential object marking (DOM) across sign languages’.

Zintuigen Werken Samen in Verwerking van Taal

Een klein deel van de bevolking associeert cijfers en letters altijd met bepaalde kleuren. Toch komen dergelijke intuïties onder een veel bredere laag van de bevolking voor, zo blijkt uit onderzoek van de Radboud Universiteit en de universiteit van Edinburgh.

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