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


AILA 2020 | Call for Symposia Proposals

AILA2020 will take place from August 9-14 in 2020 in Groningen, the Netherlands.

Help wanted

Help Wanted | Assistance by Secondary Educations Teachers

For his PhD research, Gijs Leenders is looking for teachers of secondary education in Dutch, English and German language.

Syntax Interface Lecture | Myrthe Bergstra

The upcoming Syntax Interface Lecture will take place on Thursday, March 7th of 2019. We will host a talk by Myrthe Bergstra (Utrecht University).


ACLC Seminar | Prof. Geoffrey K. Pullum

Geoffrey K. Pullum, Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, is the guest speaker at the ACLC seminar on Friday 15 March 2019 at 16.15.

MPI Colloquium

MPI Colloquium

Alain Chédotal will give the next MPI colloquium on Tuesday 12th of March, 2019 at 3.45pm.

Speech Bubble

Guest Lecture | Nobuaki Minematsu

On Friday the 22nd of March, the Radboud University is organising a guest lecture by prof. dr. Nobuaki Minematsu.

Sophie Villerius

Taalonderzoek in de desa’s van Suriname

Het Surinaams-Javaans wordt al meer dan een eeuw gesproken in Suriname. Niet alleen de woordenschat, maar ook de grammatica is afwijkend van het Javaans in Indonesië.


Teaching Language and Intercultural Communicative Competence in Higher Education: Issues, research and best practices

On the 7th of June 2019, the Language Learning Resource Centre at Leiden University organizes conference on intercultural competence.

LOT Dissertation 532 Arum Perwitasari

LOT Dissertation 532: The Acquisition of English Vowels by Javanese and Sundanese Native Speakers

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Arum Perwitasari.

Human and machines

Call for Posters – Awareness in Humans and Machines

SMART (Speech & Language, Music, Art, Reasoning and Thought) is organising a workshop in collaboration with the ACLC on the role of awareness in humans and machines.

Meertaligheid beter benutten

Meertaligheid Nog Beter Benutten

Wat is het belang van de moedertaal in een meertalige samenleving?

Meertaligheid op de Basisschool

Animation ‘Meertaligheid op de Basisschool’

The 2017 winners of the LOT Popularisation prize, Sharon Unsworth and Gerrit Jan Kootstra, have developed three animation clips about multilingualism with this LOT incentive award.

LOT Dissertation Caitlin Meyer

LOT Dissertation 530: Rule and Order

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Caitlin Meyer.

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