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

Vooroordelen zijn onderdeel van onze perceptie

Iedereen ziet de werkelijkheid door zijn eigen bril. En dat geldt ook voor wetenschappers. Bij taalkundigen werkt zowel de eigen moedertaal als opgedane kennis over andere talen vooroordelen in de hand. Dat laten Marjoleine Sloos (Fryske Akademy) en Lei Wang (Radboud Universiteit, Tongji University) in een recente studie zien.

PhD Position

Full-time PhD position in computational historical linguistics at KU Leuven

A full-time PhD position is offered as part of an FWO-funded project at KU Leuven. The application deadline is 7 July 2019.

Seeking participants for a focus group study on research integrity

The National Survey on Research Integrity project needs your help defining the most important detrimental research practices (DRPs) in the Humanities and Arts.

Register now for the LLRC conference on intercultural competence (7 June 2019)

The Language Learning Resource Centre (Leiden University) is organizing a one-day conference (7 June, 2019) on Intercultural Communication. Registration is free but mandatory and ends on 12 May.

Vote for Lieke Verheijen as the ‘New Scientist Wetenschapstalent 2019’

Dr Lieke Verheijen has been nominated for the ‘New Scientist Wetenschapstalent 2019’ prize. Votes can be cast until 6 May 2019.

Call for Abstracts: 4th Young Female Researchers in Speech Workshop 2019

Submit an abstract for the 4th Young Female Researchers in Speech Workshop 2019 by 1 June 2019. The workshop will take place in Graz, Austria on 14 September 2019.

Digital Humanities 2019 Conference in Utrecht

Digital Humanities 2019 Conference | Utrecht

The Digital Humanities (DH) Conference is the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations and attracts participants that apply digital and computational techniques to humanities research and social sciences. The DH2019-conference will take place from July 9 – 12 in TivoliVredenburg.

Postdoc Position in Infant Study | Leiden University

For a NWO-funded, collaborative replication study involving four Babylabs in the Netherlands, we are looking for a Postdoc Researcher (0.8 Fte, 18 months) who will coordinate the study.


ACLC Seminar | Merel Maslowski and Joe Rodd (MPI)

Merel Maslowski and Joe Rodd (MPI Nijmegen) are the guest speaker at this ACLC seminar on Friday 26 April 2019 at 16.15.

Postdoc Position Business Communication | KU Leuven (Belgium)

The master in business communication (master in de bedrijfscommunicatie) is organised by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences of KU Leuven, Belgium. The Department of Linguistics is now looking for a full-time post-doctoral assistant to strengthen the team related to this master’s program.

LOT Summer School 2019

LOT Summerschool Registration Now Open

Those wanting to register for the LOT Summerschool can do so until the 27th of May.

MPI Colloquium

MPI Colloquium

Alex Cristia will give the next MPI colloquium on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 15.45 pm.


Framing: Niet Altijd in het Voordeel van Politicus

Politici worden er nogal eens van beschuldigd dat ze onze gedachten manipuleren door het gebruik van frames. Toch werkt framing niet altijd in het voordeel van de politicus.

PhD position

Doctoraatsbursaal (PhD) Sociolinguïstiek

Binnen de onderzoeksgroepen ‘Quantitative Lexicology and Variational Linguistics’ en ‘Multimodality, Interaction and Discourse’ van de faculteit Letteren zoekt de KU Leuven een voltijdse junior onderzoeker (4 jaar) voor een nieuw onderzoeksproject gesteund door het FWO.

Upcoming Events

  • July 1, 2019 - July 12, 2019
    LOT Summer School 2019

    The LOT Summer School 2019 will take place at Utrecht University from 1 to 12 July, 2019. Registration is open from 8 April till 27 May 2019.

  • July 4, 2019
    Schultink Lecture - Dr Asya Pereltsvaig

    On Thursday 4 July during the LOT Summer School 2019, Dr Asya Pereltsvaig will deliver the Schultink Lecture, entitled 'Mapping Languages: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of Linguistic Cartography'.

  • July 11, 2019
    25 years: That’s a LOT

    All LOT members are cordially invited to LOT's 25th anniversary celebration on Thursday 11 July 2019, starting with a special lecture by Martin Everaert, followed by drinks and dinner.


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