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

Linguistics Students Publish Etymology Calendar with Brill

What does the word lord have to do with bread? How is smile related to mirror? And why is Donald such an appropriate name for an American president?

Language Contact Symposium | 6 December

On Friday December 6, 2019, 12.00 – 17.30, an international symposium on four different aspects of the study of language contact will be held at the Meertens Instituut (KNAW).

Tweede Bijeenkomst Werkgroep Stijl | 10 januari 2020

Op vrijdagmiddag 10 januari 2020 vindt in Utrecht de tweede bijeenkomst van de Werkgroep Stijl plaats. Het thema van de bijeenkomst is ‘Methoden voor stijlonderzoek: kwantitatief en/of kwalitatief?’


Call for Abstracts | Juniorendag 2020

On Wednesday 8 April 2020, the annual Anéla/VIOT Juniorendag (junior research day) will take place at the University of Groningen. At the Juniorendag, graduate students, junior researchers and PhD candidates in the field of applied linguistics get the opportunity to present their work through an oral or poster presentation.

LOT Dissertation 545: First Meaning Then Form

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Leslie Piggott.


ACLC Seminar | Camilla Bardel (Stockholm University)

Camilla Bardel, Professor in Modern Languages and Language Education at Stockholm University, is the guest speaker at the ACLC seminar on Friday 29 November 2019 from 16:15 until 17:30 (followed by drinks).

Accommodation Costs LOT Schools

LOT would like to announce that the compensation for accommodation costs during the LOT schools has been increased to 100 euros per week of participation.

UiL-OTS Colloquium | 21 November

Sharon Unsworth (Radboud University) will give the next UiL-OTS Colloquium on Thursday 21 November, 2019 at 15.30 pm.

Call for Abstracts | ISBPAC 2020

The 3rd International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC 2020) would like to invite you to submit abstracts. Texts can be submitted until the 15th of January 2020.

KNAW Symposium on Multilingual Netherlands | 2 December

On Monday 2 December 2019, the KNAW is organising a symposium on multilingualism in the Netherlands.

LOT Dissertation 544: Traces of Language Contact

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Hanna Fricke.

Synergy Award | Deadline on 6 December

On 6 February 2020, NWO-SSH organises its third yearly conference, Synergy. As part of the event, NWO-SSH is organising ‘The Synergy Award’, a vibrant competition for PhD students with opportunities to learn and exchange with professionals.

LOT Dissertation 543: Tone in Saxwe

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Virginia Beavon-Ham.

3D-Print van een Oeroud Kleitablet Brengt Spijkerschrift Tot Leven

Met een micro-CT-scanner ontcijferen onderzoekers voor het eerst spijkerschrift van duizenden jaren oud. NEMO Kennislink sprak met technici uit Delft en een assyrioloog uit Leiden die via een combinatie van specialismen nieuwe ontdekkingen deden.

MPI Colloquium

MPI Colloquium

Dianne Newbury (Oxford Brookes University) will give the next MPI Colloquium on Wednesday 20 November, 2019 at 15.45 pm.

Upcoming Events

  • January 13, 2020 - January 24, 2020
    LOT Winter School 2020

    The LOT Winter School 2020 will take place at Tilburg University from 13 to 24 January, 2020.

  • January 31, 2020
    Grote Taaldag 2020

    The next Dutch Annual Linguistics Day, co-organised by AVT, LOT and Anéla, will be held on Friday 31 January 2020 at Drift 21 in Utrecht.

  • April 15, 2020 - April 17, 2020
    EMLAR 2020

    The 16th edition of Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research (EMLAR) will take place in Utrecht from 15 – 17 April 2020.


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