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

Programme of Phonetics Day | 13 December

On Friday December 13, 2019, the Netherlands Society for Phonetic Sciences holds her yearly Phonetics Day (“Dag van de fonetiek”), at the University of Amsterdam. The programme can be found on the website of the Netherlands Society for Phonetic Sciences.

Taal is veel meer dan een verzameling losse woorden

Door moderne hersenscantechnieken is de laatste jaren veel veranderd in het onderzoek naar taal in het brein. Zo weten we dat er veel meer hersengebieden betrokken zijn bij taal dan de eerste neurolinguïsten vermoedden. Hoe verandert dit ons denken over taal? NEMO Kennislink sprak met Peter Hagoort, hoogleraar cognitieve neurowetenschap.

Reminder Dag van de Nederlandse Spraakkunst | 20 December 2019

De Dag van de Nederlandse Spraakkunst (voorheen: Zinsbouw) is een jaarlijkse workshop waar taalkundigen vanuit verschillende achtergronden (disciplines, theorieën) in debat gaan over thema’s die betrekking hebben op de Nederlandse fonologie, morfologie, syntaxis en semantiek.

CompSyn series with Kyle Johnson | 16 December

On Monday the 16th of December, Kyle Johnson (UMass), will be speaking at the next ComSyn lecture.

IMPRS Conference | Interdisciplinary Approaches in the Language Sciences 2020

The 2020 IMPRS conference will take place from Wednesday 3th of June until Friday 5th of June at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Reminder Call for Papers | De Grote Taaldag 2020

All AVT and Anéla members are invited to submit an abstract for the Grote Taaldag 2020. Abstracts should be submitted before 6 December 2019.

LOT 546: The Influence of Dutch (L1) and English (L2) on Third Language Learning

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Rosalinde Stadt.

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.

Upcoming Events

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

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


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