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 552: Accents in Context

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Warda Nejjari.

Lezen is verplichte kost

Nederlandse kinderen lezen niet alleen steeds minder, maar ook slechter. Maar liefst een kwart van onze tieners heeft een taalachterstand, mogelijk ook veroorzaakt door onze huidige beeldcultuur. Is het tóch mogelijk dat juist technologische innovatie deze ontwikkeling kan helpen omkeren?

Call for abstracts for LLRC-conference on language teaching

Submit your abstract on second language learning Practice, Theory, and Research before March 1st 2020.

Prize Winners of ‘De Grote Taaldag’

Luis Miguel Rojas Berscia (RU) wins the 2019 AVT/Anéla Dissertation Prize, and Liesbeth Koenen and the Leuven Linguistics Department (KU Leuven) win the 2019 LOT Popularisation prize.

MPI Colloquium

MPI Colloquium

Ofer Tchernichovski (Hunter College, New York) will give the next MPI Colloquium on Tuesday February 18, 2020 at 15.45 pm.

LOT 550: The Unbearable Lightness of Clitics

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Anastasiia Ionova.

Oproep MNL-fellowships

De Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde, gevestigd te Leiden, werd in 1766 opgericht als een vereniging van letterkundigen, taalkundigen en historici. De Maatschappij heeft als doel de beoefening van de schone letteren en de studie van de Nederlandse taal- en letterkunde, geschied- en oudheidkunde in hun onderlinge samenhang te bevorderen. Vanaf 2019 reikt de Maatschappij fellowships uit aan maximaal twee onderzoekers per jaar.


ACLC Seminar | Dr Paz Gonzalez Gonzalez (UL)

Dr Paz Gonzalez Gonzalez, University Lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, is the guest speaker at this ACLC seminar 7 February 2020 from 16:15 until 17:30.

Taalbeheersing maakt het verschil | Oproep voor bijdragen VIOT 2021

Op 20, 21 en 22 januari 2021 vindt aan de Universiteit Gent het vijftiende taalbeheersingscongres plaats van de Vereniging Interuniversitair Overleg Taalbeheersing (VIOT).

International Conference | Cultural perceptions of safety

On 21 – 22 January 2021, the Humanities Department of the Open University of the Netherlands organizes the international conference ‘Cultural perceptions of safety. Reflecting on modern and pre-modern feelings of safety in literature, philosophy, art and history’ at the Academiegebouw in Utrecht. Scholars from various disciplines are cordially invited to send in their proposal for paper presentations.

Programme | De Grote Taaldag | 31 January 2020

The entire programme of the Dutch Annual Linguistics Day (or Grote Taaldag) is now available online. The programme includes the nominees of the ‘LOT Populariseringsprijs’ and the ‘Anéla/AVT Dissertatieprijs’, as well as all abstracts.

ESSLLI 2020 | Courses and Workshops

Utrecht University is happy to announce the programme for ESSLLI2020, which will take place from 3 to 14 August 2020 in Utrecht.

MPI Colloquium

MPI Colloquium

Anna K. Kuhlen (Institute for Psychology Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) will give the next MPI Colloquium on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 15.45 pm.

Heritage Language Syntax Conference | 12-13 March

Utecht University is happy to announce the 1st Microcontact Conference on Heritage Language Syntax to be held at Utrecht University on 12-13 March 2020.

Upcoming Events

  • April 16, 2020 - April 17, 2020
    EMLAR 2020 - Online

    EMLAR XVI will be held online using Microsoft Teams on 16 and 17 April. Attendance is free.

  • June 15, 2020 - June 26, 2020
    LOT Summer School 2020

    The LOT Summer School 2020 will take place at Leiden University from 15 to 26 June 2020.


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