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

Assistant Professor Position

Three Lecturer Positions at the UvA

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for three part-time lecturer positions. Deadline for applications is 4 June 2019.

Het Dyslectische Brein Verklaard

Albert Einstein en Leonardo da Vinci hadden dyslexie. Dat is niet zomaar toeval, volgens de auteurs van Dyslexie als kans. Mensen met dyslexie hebben namelijk een andere hersenstructuur. Die zit ze vaak in de weg, maar biedt ook grote voordelen.

MPI Colloquium

MPI Colloquium

Paul Hoffman will give the next MPI colloquium on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 15.45 pm.

Going Romance 2019 | Call for Papers

The Leiden University Center for Linguistics (LUCL) will organise the ‘Going Romance 2019’ conference series on November 28 – 29, 2019. Going Romance is the European conference that focuses on Romance languages from the perspective of current linguistic theorising. In the quarter of a century of its existence, it has developed into the major European discussion forum for theoretically relevant research on Romance languages.

International Conference Youth Languages at Leiden University | 23-25 May 2019

Focusing on the thematic orientation ‘Youth Language: Multilingualism in a Global Context’ this conference discusses theoretical or empirical issues in written and spoken manifestations of youth language from any part of the world including the attitudes and ideologies related to them.


ACLC Seminar | Dr Calle Börstell (RU)

Dr Calle Börstell, postdoctoral researcher at Radboud University, is the guest speaker at the ACLC seminar on 24 May 2019 from 16:15 – 17:30. He will talk about ‘Grammaticalization of differential object marking (DOM) across sign languages’.

Zintuigen Werken Samen in Verwerking van Taal

Een klein deel van de bevolking associeert cijfers en letters altijd met bepaalde kleuren. Toch komen dergelijke intuïties onder een veel bredere laag van de bevolking voor, zo blijkt uit onderzoek van de Radboud Universiteit en de universiteit van Edinburgh.

Syntax Interface Lecture by Ans van Kemenade | May 21

The upcoming Syntax Interface Lecture will take place on Tuesday, May 21st. We will host a talk by Ans van Kemenade (Radboud University, Centre for Language Studies) with the title ‘Discourse particle then in English: clause structure and discourse organisation’.

LOT Dissertatie 535: Effectieve Leeractiviteiten voor het Schrijfonderwijs in HAVO 4

Het is ons een genoegen om binnen de LOT Dissertatieserie een nieuwe publicatie aan te kondigen, ditmaal van de hand van Klaske Elving.

Lecture at Utrecht University by Kai von Fintel (MIT)

Professor Kai von Fintel (MIT) will give a guest lecture at Utrecht University on Tuesday 11 June 2019, 15.15 – 17.00. The title of his lecture is “Exclusives and exceptives as sentential coordinators (or: Only, there’s another *only*)”.

Participate online in a study about learning Spanish by Dutch native speakers

The Universidad de Granada (Spain) is looking for native speakers of Dutch who are learning Spanish to take part in a study on how people learn a foreign language.

Symposium Social Inequality

4 June 2019 | Symposium Social Inequality: effects on cognition and language in the first 1001 days

Social inequality has a major impact on the chances children have in society. During this symposium, three internationally renowned speakers (prof. Erika Hoff, prof. James Law en dr. Natasha Kirkham) will talk about the influence of social inequality on the cognitive and linguistic development of children.

PhD Position

2 PhD positions in Linguistics at the University of Groningen

Two PhD positions (0.9 FTE) are offered at the Graduate School for the Humanities. Deadline for applications is 26 May 2019.

Fryske Akademy

10th Conference on Frisian linguistics / 25-10-2019

The Linguistics Circle of the Frisian Academy (Fryske Akademy) organizes its annual meeting on 25 October 2019. Abstracts can be submitted until no later than 1 August 2019.

CfP: Workshop on Cross-Linguistic Semantics of Reciprocals, 7-8 October 2019, Utrecht University

Keynote speakers are Mary Dalrymple (Oxford University) and Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena). The deadline for abstracts is 30 June 2019.

Upcoming Events

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

    The LOT Winter School 2020 is organised by LOT in collaboration with Tilburg University. The school will take place from 13 to 24 January 2020.


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