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

Junior Researcher Position in Experimental/Developmental Sociolinguistics | Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The research groups ‘Center for Linguistics’ (CLIN) of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and ‘Quantitative Lexicology and Variational Linguistics’ (QLVL) of the Faculty of Arts at KU Leuven, Belgium, invite applications for a four year junior researcher-position on a new research project funded by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO). The title of the project is: ‘Acquiring social meaning of language variation: an experimental exploration.’

Post-doctoral Assistant Italian Linguistics | KU Leuven

The KU Leuven is looking for a Post-doctoral Assistant in Italian Linguistics (0.8 fte). The Linguistics Research Unit of KU Leuven is an internationally renowned centre for research and teaching. Within the Faculty of Arts, the Linguistics Research Unit forms a dynamic research community housting various research groups and labs, each with its own methodological and theoretical expertise. The Linguistics Research Unit offers many opportunities for exciting collaborations.

Podcast van Onze Taal en INT

Luister naar de eerste aflevering van Over taal gesproken, dé podcast over het Nederlands. De nieuwe taalpodcast is een samenwerking van het Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal (INT) en het Genootschap Onze Taal.


ACLC Seminar | Tessa Verhoef (Leiden University) – Online

Tessa Verhoef, assistent professor in the Media Technology program at Leiden University, is guest speaker at the online ACLC seminar on Friday 18 June 2021 from 16:15 till 17:30.

Professor position

Vacature Lector Meertaligheid en Onderwijs

Vanwege vervroegd emeritaat van de functioneel lector zoeken we een nieuwe inspirerend lector die leiding geeft aan het lectoraat en dat doet samen met de tweede lector (die zijn lectorrol combineert met een hoogleraarspositie bij de universiteit) en het lectoraatsteam.

Syntax Interface Lecture by Karen Lahousse | 7 June 2021

The upcoming Syntax Interface Lecture will take place on Monday, June 7th 2021. We will host a talk by Karen Lahousse (KU Leuven) with the title “The encoding of Information Structure in Syntax: French as a test case”.

Professor Position Artificial Intelligence & Language, Speech and Communication | Radboud University

Professor of Artificial Intelligence; Language, Speech and Communication Artificial Intelligence (AI) will play an ever larger role in supporting our society and human well-being in the future. To realise its full potential, the Faculty of Arts is looking for a professor of Artificial Intelligence & Language, Speech and Communication at the Centre for Language Studies (CLS).

MPI Colloquium

MPI Colloquium

On Tuesday June 15, 15:45-17:00 Dr. Roberto Bottini will give a formal online MPI Colloquium. After the talk, there will be a Q&A section using the webinar chat function.

PhD Position

PhD Position Personalized Conversations with Chatbots in Customer Service | Tilburg University

The Department of Communication and Cognition at Tilburg University is looking for a PhD researcher within the NWO-funded project “Smooth Operator. Development and effects of personalized conversational AI”.


ACLC Seminar | Wu Peng (Jiangsu University/ILIAS) – Online

Peng Wu, Professor of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Jiangsu University, is the guest speaker at the online ACLC seminar on Friday 4 June 2021 from 16:15 till 17:30.

PhD position

PhD position English; Italian; General Linguistics | KU Leuven, Belgium

The research group Quantitative Lexicology and Variational Linguistics (QLVL) at the Department of Linguistics of the University of Leuven is looking to hire a predoctoral researcher and PhD candidate to staff the FWO-funded project “How much does meaning matter? A fresh look at grammatical alternations” (PIs: Benedikt Szmrecsanyi, Hubert Cuyckens, Stefania Marzo & Dirk Speelman).

Songfestivalhit zorgt voor revival van Sranan

Voor Nederland wordt dit een bijzonder Eurovisie Songfestival. Niet alleen omdat het evenement in Rotterdam plaatsvindt, maar ook omdat de Nederlandse inzending van Jeangu Macrooy een stukje Sranan bevat. Taalwetenschapper Fresco Sam-Sin ziet een toenemende interesse in deze taal.

PhD scholarship in Historical Linguistics (of English) | Collaboration between University of Antwerp & Leiden University

The University of Antwerp (Prof. Dr. Peter Petré) and Leiden University (Dr. Lauren Fonteyn) are looking for a full-time doctoral scholarship holder in the field of historical linguistics (of English) for an FWO-funded project entitled ‘Complexity in complementation: understanding long-term change in verb complementation in terms of inter- and intra-individual variation’.

TABU Dag 2021 – Registration Open

The registration for the TABU Dag 2021 has opened. Registration is free and there is no deadline for registration.

LOT 588 | Indo-European Origins of Anatolian Morphology and Semantics

The Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics is pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Stefan Norbruis.

Upcoming Events


Subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter to get updates about our news, lectures, talks, seminars, workshops and more.

By submitting your email address you agree to the terms and conditions laid out in our Privacy Policy.

Submit content

Read all about submitting content for LOT news and events.