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

ECA Summerschool

ECA Summer School on Argumentation

The ECA summer school on argumentation will be held from 20 to 22 June 2019 at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Four professors will present cutting-edge research in argumentation theory from different theoretical angles. Students can apply for a bursary in order to have (part of) their costs compensated.


Workshop on Bilingual Language Development

A workshop on the topic of language development in bilingual children, addressing issues such as how best to measure bilingual children’s language proficiency, the relationship between language proficiency and language experience, and how, when and why a bilingual child’s two languages influence each other.

Professor position

Full Professor Position in Language and Communication

Would you welcome the challenge of leading a team of specialists in Language and Communication Studies? In that case, please consider applying for this position.


Clariah Toog Day April 2019


Colloquium Interframework Utrecht – Agreement

Colloquium Interframework Utrecht

This colloquium brings together different approaches to linguistics to discuss a specific topic, to gain from each other’s insights and to identify where the approaches complement each other and where and how they differ.

Whatsappjes tikken goed voor schrijfvaardigheid

Whatsappjes Tikken Goed Voor Schrijfvaardigheid

Jongeren die op een actieve manier sociale media gebruiken, scoren hoger op schoolse schrijftaken.

Postdoc Position in Linguistics (1,0 fte)

Position at the Dutch Research Consortium ‘Language in Interaction’. Application deadline: February 17, 2019, 23:59 CET.

Talenwissel Als Fitness Voor Je Brein

Talenwissel Als Fitness Voor Je Brein

Niet het kennen van meer talen, maar het frequent wisselen daartussen kan het brein van ouderen scherp houden.

Winnaar populariseringsprijs 2018

Prize Winners of ‘De Grote Taaldag’ 2018

Tessel Boerma wins the 2018 AVT/Anéla Dissertation Prize, and Kristel Doreleijers, Mathilde Jansen and Nicoline van der Sijs win the 2018 LOT-Popularisation prize.

Farewell LOT Utrecht

Farewell from Utrecht

A message from Frank Wijnen, Director Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS

LOT School

LOT Summer School 2019

The LOT Summer School 2019 will take place at Utrecht University from 1 to 12 July. Registration opens in April 2019.


EMLAR 2019

EMLAR 2019 will take place from April 16th until April 18th at the University of Utrecht. Registration is possible until March 31st.

Dag van de Grammatica 2019

Dag van de Grammatica

Voor de tweede keer organiseren we, samen met de verenigingen Het WAP, VKL en NVSST, de Dag van de Grammatica, op zaterdag 16 maart 2019, in de OBA, te Amsterdam.

Boeken als Oefenmateriaal voor Empathie

Boeken als Oefenmateriaal voor Empathie?

Als we een boek lezen, zien we in ons hoofd vaak allerlei beelden voor ons. Recent onderzoek laat zien dat we beschrijvingen van acties sneller lezen dan waarnemingen van een romanpersonage.

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